Police search for suspects in LI home invasion

November 16, 2010 2:23:03 PM PST
Police on Long Island are searching for the suspects behind a frightening home invasion.

"They were screaming at us, they were calling us names, they were cursing at us, laughing, like this was casual to them they had done this before they said they had done it to a couple of their people," said Mark Nunez.

Nunez is still reliving his horror and nursing his wounds.

In broad daylight Monday, two intruders claimed they worked for the gas company and then forced their way into his Medford house, terrorizing him and his uncle, demanding money Nunez says simply wasn't here.

"They started tasering my uncle, they started torturing him they pulled down his pants they were tasering him," he said.

After saying he didn't know where the money was, Nunez says the suspects then pistol whipped him in the back of the head and threw him and his uncle in the basement, where they tied them up, and went back upstairs to ransack the rest of the house.

"I'm like if i don't do something, we're both gonna die," adds Nunez.

They managed to free their legs and escape. Nunez ran to a nearby firehouse, his uncle, arms still tied up, used his head to bang on Bryon and Sheila Sheffields' front door.

"It's scary. I never kept my door locked, never. I keep it locked now," said Mrs. Sheffield.

Police are still trying to figure out why the suspects picked that specific house to rob. They got only about $400 in cash before they drove off, crashed and ditched their car, but still managed to escape.

Mark Nunez says he can't believe he's still alive.

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