Southampton Town Police are searching for three armed men who reportedly robbed a Flanders home at shortly after 1 a.m. Tuesday morning.

Lt. Susan Ralph said there is no correlation between the home invasion and the recent rash of auto break-ins in the area. “We have no evidence right now to support such a conclusion or reason to think they are related,” Ralph said in an interview this afternoon.

A resident on Flanders Road called police at about 1:10 a.m. to report a home invasion and robbery.

The victim described the subjects as three African American males brandishing a box cutter, silver handgun and a shotgun. One subject was wearing a red hoodie and was approximately 6’3” tall. The other two males were shorter in stature wearing black hoodies. All subjects concealed their faces at the time of the incident. The three males took over $1,000 from the residence without harming the homeowner.

At approximately 1:12 a.m. Southampton received a call from a second residence on Albany Avenue in Flanders, where the homeowner reported three men matching the same description attempted to gain entry to his residence by kicking in the door. The attempt failed by the three and they left without further incident.

Detectives believe the Albany Avenue attempt occurred prior to the Flanders Avenue incident. Patrol Officers requested Southampton Town detectives along with Riverhead Police K-9 units and conducted an extensive search of the area.

Southampton Town Police Detectives are investigating this incident and request anyone with information on this incident or any other incident are encouraged to contact the Southampton Town Police Department at 631- 728-5000, the Southampton Town Police Detective Division at 631-702-2233, or the Crime Tips Hotline at 631-728-3454. Additionally, tips can now be left in e-mail form at . All correspondances will be kept confidential.

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