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Elderly Man Awakes To Find Burglar In His Kings Point Home

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Abe Haghighat replaced the lock on the back door of his King's Point home after a break-in (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Abe Haghighat replaced the lock on the back door of his King’s Point home after a break-in (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

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KINGS POINT, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) – Nassau County police say a break-in at the home of an elderly Long Island man does not appear to be related to a string of incidents last year in the Great Neck and Kings Point area.

Abe Haghighat, 82, said a burglar broke into his Kings Point home on Rogers Road through a back door around 7 p.m. Tuesday night.

Haghighat tells 1010 WINS he was napping when he was awakened by someone jiggling his bedroom door.

1010 WINS’ Mona Rivera reports

“I locked the door from inside, so I get up to see what is this, I opened the door and I saw somebody dressed all in black from top to toe,” Haghighat told reporter Mona Rivera.

Haghighat said he shouted, “What are you doing?” and the suspected burglar ran from the house.

Haghighat said the suspect made off with eight to 10 watches. He said the masked man didn’t have a gun or knife and feels lucky he wasn’t harmed.

Earlier, police were trying to determine if the incident was connected to a string of unsolved burglaries that began in November 2010.  However, police said the description of the intruder and his modus operandi are completely different.

In one of those cases, police said a man broke into the bedroom of a sleeping 15-year-old girl and placed a wet cloth over her face.

Police said the teen struggled free and the suspect fled from the Great Neck home on West Shore Rd.

Lea Haghighat, the victim’s wife, spoke to CBS2’s Jennifer McLogan and called on local authorities to bring the perpetrator to justice.

“The police of great neck must do something. It is not good like this, every month, somebody go to the home, multiple home invasions, in Kings Point. We pay so much tax,” she said.

Police say that the man dressed in black and may have been spotted at the Great Neck train station, they are looking for additional witnesses.

The investigation is ongoing.

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