Police search for group who allegedly beat, stabbed Taco Bell employees in Queens

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Five customers allegedly beat a 21-year-old Taco Bell employee and repeatedly stabbed a 22-year-old employee, police said.

WOODHAVEN, Queens — Police are looking for a group of Taco Bell customers who allegedly beat one employee and stabbed another, officials said Thursday.

Five customers attacked the employees of a Woodhaven Taco Bell around 9:45 p.m. on Oct. 16, police said. They beat a 21-year-old employee and repeatedly stabbed a 22-year-old employee after the employees asked the group not to sit on the counters.

Paramedics rushed the 22-year-old victim to Jamaica Hospital with two stab wounds to the torso, police said. The 21-year-old victim had bruising to the face and body.

The culprits fled in a black SUV taxi, police said. It dropped them off around Jamaica Avenue and 132nd Street.

Police arrested Erickson Cepeda, 25, in connection to the incident on Oct. 26. He was charged with gang assault and second-degree assault.

The NYPD has asked for help identifying the other culprits. They are looking for three men and a woman, all between the ages of 22 and 28.

The first male individual was last seen in a dark baseball hat, a black hooded sweater, black pants and white sneakers. The second individual was last seen wearing a white baseball hat, a black sweater, a red shirt, black pants and black sneakers. The third male culprit was last seen wearing a black-and-white baseball cap, a black sweater, black pants and white sneakers.

Police described the female culprit as being 22 to 28 years old. She was last seen wearing a black sweater, blue jeans and black sneakers.

Submit tips to police by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), visiting www.nypdcrimestoppers.com, or texting 274637 (CRIMES) then entering TIP577. Spanish-speaking callers are asked to dial 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).