Armed men tie up Bay Shore family in three-hour home invasion

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BAY SHORE, Long Island — Two armed men forced their way into a woman's house in Bay Shore Thursday night, tied up four people with zip ties and held them for three hours, police said.

A 35-year-old woman was walking into her house with her friend on Woodbine Avenue around 9:30 p.m. when the men, armed with handguns, came up behind them and pushed their way into the house.

Everyone in the house, including the woman's 12-year-old son and her 35-year-old boyfriend, were tied up with zip ties, police said.

After about three hours, the men fled the home, taking only cash from the woman's purse. They were seen getting into a 2013 Honda, driving westbound on Greenwood Road.

The woman and her boyfriend were taken to the local hospital for facial injuries. Her son and friend were unharmed.

Police found the car on Third Avenue around 5:20 a.m. They are still searching for the two suspects.