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      Authorities searching for suspects in two Tompkins County home invasion robberies

      Two home invasion armed robberies in Tompkins County have sheriff??s deputies searching for the suspects.

      The first happened at about 10:00 pm on Tuesday at a home on Livermore Road in the Town of Dryden. The victims told investigators that two black men forced their way into the home and pistol-whipped one of the victims. They then reportedly stole more than $1,000 in cash and left in a pickup truck. The victim who was hit with the gun had minor injuries, according to deputies.

      The second incident happened at about 11:20 pm at a home on Lockerby Hill Road in the Town of Lansing. The victims told deputies that two black men with handguns broke into their home and stole money. The victims described the suspects as wearing black jeans, black sweatshirts, black gloves and black ski masks, and that both had handguns. One of the suspects is described as being 6?? 4?? tall, stocky build and the other 5?? 6?? tall with a skinny build.

      Anyone with information is asked to call the Tompkins County 911 Communication Center at 607-272-2444 or the Sheriff??s office Tip Line at 607-266-5420.