NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A security guard at a Bronx Rite Aid store was slashed in the arm when he caught a suspect trying to steal 19 boxes of condoms, police said late Friday.
The suspect walked into the Rite Aid at 3012 Third Ave. in the Melrose section of the Bronx, put the 19 boxes of into a bag, and tried to leave, police said.
When store security caught the 35-year-old man and stopped him, the suspect pulled out a box cutter and cut the guard on the arm, police said.
The suspect then ran off, police said.
The guard was treated and released from Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center, police said.
Police have released surveillance video of the suspect.
Anyone with information was asked to call the NYPD Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS, log onto the Crime Stoppers website, or text tips to 274637 (CRIMES) and enter TIP577.