2 arrested after man slashed, wife sexually assaulted in Brooklyn home break-in

ByEyewitness News via WABC logo
Tuesday, October 9, 2018
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Police say they are still searching for a third suspect.

MARINE PARK, Brooklyn (WABC) -- Police made two arrests but are still searching for one of the suspects involved in a violent home invasion in Brooklyn.

The incident was reported on Madison Place in the Marine Park section of Brooklyn just after 5 a.m. Monday.

Police said a 72-year-old man was slashed in the head with a box cutter by three suspects who broke into his home. His 71-year-old wife was tied up and sexually assaulted, authorities said.

The suspects took a handgun from the home and left in the victims' 2012 blue Honda.

The man, who is a retired police officer, was treated for a slash wound, but his wife refused medical attention at the scene.

The victims' 47-year-old son was at home and is being treated as a witness.

Sources tell Eyewitness News that in July, officers responded to the same home for a break-in, but it is not clear whether it is connected to Monday's incident.

Police said Tuesday a man and woman were arrested at the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel in the victim's car.

Lance Jyrkinen, 20, and Shirnel Sobers, 25, both face charges of attempted murder, assault, burglary, grand larceny and criminal possession of a weapon.

The search for the third suspect is ongoing.


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