Great Neck teen fights off eerie bedroom invader

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Great Neck teen fights off eerie bedroom invader
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A 15-year-old female repelled a home invasion in Great Neck early Sunday after being awoken by an intruder as she slept in her bed.

Police say the teen fought off the attack on West Shore Road, near the border of the affluent community of Kings Point, after waking up to find an unidentified male sitting on top of her while holding a wet cloth across her face at 4:40 a.m.

Det. Lt. Kevin Smith of the Nassau County Police Department said after fighting off the attack from a first-floor bedroom of the home, the teen searched for an object to defend herself with then ran upstairs and awoke her mother.

“The intruder then ran through the house and out the back door,” said Smith.

But that wasn’t all.

According to Smith, minutes later, the mother and daughter witnessed the unkown intruder reaching through a front window of the house, terrifying the family further before fleeing the scene.

“It may have been an indication that he was high or intoxicated,” said Smith.

No arrests have been made in connection with the case.

After recovering a navy baseball-style hat and a rag from the home as evidence, police say they have canvassed the area and continue to search for the intruder, described as a white male, 5’8″ tall, with short, curly hair.

Smith said the victim refused medical treatment for minor injuries at the scene and that language barriers exist in dealing with the family members who speak Russian.

Anyone with information regarding the crime is encouraged to call crime stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS. All calls will remain anonymous, according to police.

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