Suffolk County Police arrested five men Tuesday on charges of burglarizing a Huntington home.
Police gave this account:
Three armed men entered a home on Leigh St. early Tuesday morning, entering through an unlocked door at approximately 1:20 a.m. They threatened the five residents and demanded cash. Two others remained outside, waiting in a 2001 Lincoln and acting as lookouts while the burglary look place.
The five men fled in the Lincoln and were stopped a short distance later on Deer Park Avenue in Dix Hills by Second Precinct Officers Stephen Maraglio, Thomas Minnion, and Christopher Gahn.
During the course of this investigation, two handguns were recovered. Second Squad detectives charged the following men with first-degree burglary, third-degree criminal possession of a weapon and second-degree criminal possession of a weapon:
- Jason Gwaltney, 25, of 46 St. Peters Drive, Brentwood
- Jaquese Jones, 18, of 105-4 Howells Road, Bay Shore
- Nouvelle Lucas, 17, of 96 Arlington St., Wyandanch
- Demetrius Edwards, 19, of 79 Levey Boulevard, Wyandanch
- Tahjiea Carpenter, 17, of 970 Park Ave., Huntington
Carpenter was also charged with four counts of second-degree burglary in the burglary of four other Huntington homes.
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None of the residents were injured and the investigation is continuing. All five men will be arraigned at First District Court in Central Islip on Wednesday.