Ice cream thief slashes worker who tries to stop him: NYPD

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JAMAICA, Queens — Police are searching for a man who allegedly stole ice cream from a store in Queens then slashed a 62-year-old employee in the face when that worker tried to stop him.

A man entered a CVS pharmacy on Cross Bay Boulevard in Queens about 11:40 p.m. July 27 and grabbed ice cream from the store's freezer, police said.

When he started to leave without first paying for the food, an employee tried to stop him, police said. That's when the robber picked up an unknown object and slashed the employee in the face then ran away, police said.

Paramedics reported to the scene and transported the employee to a hospital where he was treated for cuts to his forehead.

The attacker was last seen wearing a blue t-shirt and is described as a black male with black hair, approximately 6 feet tall and about 200 pounds.

Anyone with information is urged to call NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS.