An elderly Plainview resident returning home from shopping was accosted by a man with a gun who ordered the victim into his home and proceeded to ransack the residence.
The attacker, who displayed a dark handgun, took money, credit cards, a cell phone and jewelry from the man and his wife, who was home at the time, Nassau County Police said Thursday.
The attack took place about 12:30 p.m. Wednesday at a home on Azalea Court. The suspect ordered the victim into a room where his 77-year-old wife was watching TV. After taking the money and credit cards, the assailant proceeded to the second floor, where he ransacked the bedrooms and took additional jewelry, police said.
As this happened, the victims managed to call police and activate an audible alarm. The subject fled on foot in an unknown direction.
The elderly victims were not injured, police said.
Eighth Squad Detectives are asking anyone with information regarding this crime to contact Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS. All callers will remain anonymous.