NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police say a package thief attacked a homeowner in Brooklyn.

It happened on Aug. 19 in front of a home on Crescent Street between Atlantic Avenue and Fulton Street in Cypress Hills.

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Police say an alleged package thief slashed a homeowner across the head in Brooklyn on Aug. 19, 2021. (Credit: NYPD Crime Stoppers)

According to police, a 68-year-old man was inside his home when he saw two people take a package that was sitting outside.

When the homeowner confronted them, one allegedly pulled out a knife and slashed the homeowner across the head.

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The two alleged package thieves then ran off. Police did not say if they got away with the package.

The victim was taken to a local hospital in stable condition.

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Anyone who has information regarding this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-8477 or for Spanish, 1-888-577-4782. Tips can also be sent to the NYPDTips Twitter account or submitted online at

CBSNewYork Team