Sketch released of suspects accused of invading woman’s home, robbing her in Garden City Park

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The woman told police the men, who she met while walking her dog, forced their way into the house and threatened to kill her. (Nassau County Police Department)

The woman told police the men, who she met while walking her dog, forced their way into the house and threatened to kill her. (Nassau County Police Department)

GARDEN CITY PARK, Long Island — A woman's home was robbed by two men she met while walking her dog in Garden City Park Thursday night, police said.

The 61-year-old woman walking near her home on Hillside Drive South about 8 p.m. when two men began chatting with her about her dog, police said.

She headed home after and was about to lock the side door when one of the men grabbed her from behind and held her back. They forced their way in and pushed the woman to the ground near the bathroom, police said.

They allegedly began ransacking her home and threatened to kill her if she turned around to look at them.

The woman was eventually able to call 911. Police arrived and found an undisclosed amount of money was taken from the upstairs closet.

The woman described the home invaders as men around 5-feet 10-inches tall and in their early 20s. Police released a sketch of the suspects wanted.