MASTIC BEACH, N.Y. (PIX11) — A man is accused of attacking two women in their 70s after breaking into their Long Island homes earlier this month, police said Sunday.
Derrick Clancy, 42, allegedly got into a Maastic Beach home through an unlocked window and assaulted a 78-year-old woman at around 4 a.m. on Oct. 10, authorities said.
A week later, Clancy allegedly broke into another Mastic Beach home and attacked a 75-year-old woman at around 12:40 a.m., police said.
Both victims were home alone during the incidents. They were taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, police said.
Clancy was arrested Saturday and charged with burglary, authorities said. His arraignment was pending Sunday.
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