Store employee attacked during attempted robbery at Coney Island deli

CONEY ISLAND, Brooklyn — Police are searching for the man accused of attacking a store employee during an attempted robbery at a Coney Island deli Christmas day.

Police are looking for the man accused of attacking a deli employee at Coney Island.

At about 4:20 p.m., police said the man entered Beach Deli on Mermaid Avenue and displayed a knife, demanding money from the employee.

He then repeatedly punched the second employee before fleeing with no proceeds, said police.

The second employee was taken to the hospital for treatment for a laceration on his hand, said police.

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).

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