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Cops: Masked, Armed Man Commits Sexual Assault in Stony Brook

Suffolk County Police are asking the public for information regarding the incident.

Police said on Friday afternoon that an armed, masked man committed a sexual assault in a Stony Brook home on Nov. 20.

According to police, the incident occurred between 11 and 11:30 p.m. though they did not release the particular part of Stony Brook where the assault occurred.

Police described the burglar as a white man, about 5-foot-10 with a medium build. The man was reportedly wearing dark clothing and a mask, and said he entered the home through an unlocked door and was armed with a rifle at the time of the incident.

Police said no other similar assaults have occurred in the area, and Sixth Precinct Det. Lt. William Burke told Newsday that locals should not be concerned of a repeat attack.

"It's a different type of person that would do this as opposed to a burglary where they're going in, taking jewelry and leaving during the day, when nobody's home," said Sixth Precinct Det. Lt. William Burke.

Word spread quickly over the Internet following the incident after an email was sent out to local residents alarming them of the event. Police did not immediately confirm nor deny the assault.

They are asking anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the Sixth Squad at 631-854-8652 call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS.

Susan Camenzuli December 01, 2012 at 02:12 AM
This happened last Tuesday, November 20th not this past Tuesday
Lon Cohen December 01, 2012 at 02:39 AM
Thank you. The article has been updated.
Lynn P December 01, 2012 at 02:41 AM
Why would the police say residents should not be worried of a repeat attack if he hasn't been caught yet?? Seems to me if it happened once, it can happen again!
Matthew Glassman December 01, 2012 at 02:50 AM
I think the public has a right to know the whereabouts of this incident.
MK December 01, 2012 at 03:06 AM
Absolutely!! Where in stony Brook was this?
Ohairs December 01, 2012 at 01:27 PM
Report what you know because those of us that received the email already know where and when (and aren't shy about it because that's what informed citizens DO!) and stop the rumors and speculation! The information is out there so whom are you trying to protect?? And why in Gods name is this only being reported NOW December when this happened on the november 20th? You are not doing the poor victim any justice if this animal isn't caught! A woman jogger was assaulted on Mt. Grey last year and news 12 was all over it, where are they now? The info is vague in this case.
Ohairs December 01, 2012 at 01:29 PM
A woman jogger was attacked last year on or near Mt.Grey so you are right. It can and did happen again
Barbara December 01, 2012 at 03:29 PM
I do think we have a right to know where this happened...not who was assaulted, not necessarily the particular street even, but certainly the area in Stony Brook.
Mike Balsamo December 01, 2012 at 03:56 PM
When the media was notified of the crime last night, SCPD withheld the name of the victim and location, citing the sensitive nature of the crime. Worthy to note that News12 covered the story this morning.
Nesconset Dude December 01, 2012 at 04:02 PM
Don't be concerned, it's only a masked intruder with a rifle assaulting local women. Nothing to be concerned with here. LOL!
SB Resident. December 01, 2012 at 04:25 PM
It was north of 25a. In stony brook.
S Smith December 01, 2012 at 04:36 PM
It was right off of Quaker path. Near where a few break ins have occurred last week.
S Smith December 01, 2012 at 04:44 PM
I spoke with the police, and they said: "we will not comment on any crimes of a sexual nature." I asked them how women in the area are supposed to protect themselves if they are unaware of the crime? He told me "lock your doors. You have nothing to worry about." Unreal. If a man had been attacked while mowing the lawn, if a car had been stolen, we would have been told. In NYC sex crimes are reported daily as soon as they happen! Why is Long Island, 3 Village Area, different? Because we pay incredibly high taxes we are immune to Being raped at gun point? Is that it?
S Smith December 01, 2012 at 04:45 PM
Without giving too many details, I will say that girls should not walk home from the Jr high school. This individual is a sexual deviant.
Marci Geller December 01, 2012 at 05:40 PM
Which Jr. High? this is really upsetting and scary. I've always been so thankful to live in such a safe area. I think we are entitled to know what street it happened on, what time of day, and also a description of the perpetrator so we can all be aware and looking out for ourselves and neighbors. I think this needs to be addressed and taken a lot more seriously, especially since he was armed!
Haig December 01, 2012 at 05:56 PM
All the more reason to arm yourselves
Brian December 01, 2012 at 06:06 PM
Speaking as a former Police officer of 5 years in NYC i am going to say this . I am muscular 200lbs and I ALWAYS lock my doors even during the day when i am awake . The area is very dark around here so outdoor lighting or sensor lights are a good option . I bought a great item at home dept a sensor goes outside and inside it plugs into an outlet and a lamp can be plugged in , when the outside sensor i triggered the light Inside comes. Nice walking up my path and the inside light coming on before im inside my dark house . learn to become " Self Sufficient " as far as defending your self / home etc . Any person in NYS with no criminal record can purchase in NYS a rifle or shotgun. I suggest getting one equip it with a weapon mounted light and learn how to shoot and handle it effectively . A handgun requires a permit that takes approx 6 months process applications can be had at the Pistol lic section Suffolk Police Hq Yaphank ..... in this case it may not or may not have made a difference but it provides another option rather than staying huddled in a corner with the 911 operator on the line . People in NY need to start standing up for themselves and stop listening to stupid Politicians who with their ' Elite " attitudes and agendas . I think the two past storms have proven their ideas suck , most of us in the area had no power for 12 days . As far a Det Lt . Burke and his comments feel free to look up his salery on Newsday.com everything is ok in his world im sure .
JJ Smith December 01, 2012 at 09:45 PM
Det. Lt. Burke earned his pay, they locked somebody up this morning.
Brian December 01, 2012 at 10:15 PM
I just seen that .....guess they had the guy in sight when he said his comment
Brian December 01, 2012 at 10:17 PM
"Attempted rapist gunned down in Stonybrook " still would have been a better headline to read
S Smith December 01, 2012 at 11:56 PM
Shame and a travesty that, since the occurance on Nov 20th, Jr.. High school girls and boys have been walking home less than three blocks away from where the rape occured without ANY information being made available to parents! Shame on the authorities!!!!
S Smith December 01, 2012 at 11:58 PM
Let's see.... Will this guy get out in 5-10 years for good behavior? They should castrate rapists and let them work in chain gangs, cutting back LIPA's overgrown branches around power lines 16 hours a day.
Ohairs December 02, 2012 at 02:07 AM
Victim yes, of course you want privacy kept. location we have a right to know! Like others said, we have children who walk this area to and from school for a WEEK after this happened! For the record I heard it was off of Mt. Grey. So to narrow it down further....
Cynthia December 02, 2012 at 11:13 AM
I agree
Cynthia December 02, 2012 at 11:13 AM
Happened off of mt gray rd
Cynthia December 02, 2012 at 11:15 AM
It happend off of mt gray rd off a rd called hilltop. At the end close to the beach creek
Cynthia December 02, 2012 at 11:17 AM
I agree a 100 present

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