EAST NEW YORK, Brooklyn — Pictures of a man accused of forcing his way into a Brooklyn apartment, then attempting to rob a man and injuring him with a boxcutter on Christmas Even were released by police Thursday.
The man made his way into an apartment on Belmont Avenue through its front door Sunday, Dec. 24 around 5:40 a.m., police said.
He then demanded money from a 22-year-old man inside, and attacked him with a boxcutter, according to police.
The victim suffered superficial wounds to his upper back and refused medical attention, police said.
The attacker sought is described as a man in his early 20s, standing about 5 feet 11 inches tall and weighing 170 pounds.
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