NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police on Tuesday were searching for two suspects who robbed and slashed a man in a Lower East Side deli late last month.
Around 2:10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 29, a 38-year-old man walked into the One Stop Deli at 201 Madison St., and one of the suspects began quarreling with him, police said.READ MORE: 10-Year-Old Boy Found Dead In Harlem, Police Investigating
The suspect took out a box cutter and slashed the man in the neck and face, police said.
As the victim struggled with the suspect, a second man began punching the victim several times in the head, police said.READ MORE: COVID Vaccine In New York: Javits Center Vaccination Site Now Open 24 Hours
Both suspects ran off after the first suspect took the victim’s knapsack, police said.
The victim was rushed to Bellevue Hospital Center, where he was treated for his injuries, police said.
Police have released a surveillance video of the suspects.MORE NEWS: Paramedic Speaks Out About Being Bitten On Face During Routine Call In Brooklyn: 'We Need Better Protection'
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.