On Tuesday, August 12 at approximately 11:31 a.m., Southampton Town Police responded to a burglary in progress at a residence on Sag Harbor Turnpike in Bridgehampton.
Upon arrival, officers were notified that a 26-year-old male subject had been attacked in the upstairs portion of the residence. After police secured the scene, the man was picked up by ambulance personnel and transported to Southampton Hospital, where he was treated for non life-threatening injuries.
An initial investigation conducted by officers on-scene revealed that a male subject in possession of a handgun, forced entry into the residence by violently shoving past a 51-year old female, who had answered the door. Upon entering the home, the suspect went upstairs and demanded that the 26-year-old victim give him money. The suspect then struck the victim repeatedly with the handgun, and proceeded to steal multiple electronic devices from the home, before fleeing on foot.
Southampton Town Police, with the assistance of Sag Harbor Village Police and the Suffolk County Sheriff’s K-9 Unit, searched the area, but the suspect was not located. The Southampton Town Police Detective Unit is conducting a full, vigorous investigation into the incident and will supply further information when ascertained.
The preliminary investigation revealed that this was not a random crime, and that the perpetrator had specifically targeted the residence for his violent home invasion.