Midtown gift shop employee slashed in face during robbery: police

MIDTOWN — Police are looking for a man they say attacked attacked an employee at a souvenir shop near Times Square when confronted for stealing store merchandise.

The suspect allegedly entered the gift shop at 1369 Broadway, between 36th and 37th streets, just before 4 p.m. on Wednesday and stole merchandise before exiting, authorities said Thursday.

According to police, when a 53-year-old store employee confronted the man outside the shop, the suspect slashed the worker in the face with a sharp object and fled the scene.

The victim suffered a laceration on their left cheek but refused medial attention.

Police said the suspect was last seen wearing a black hooded jacket and carrying a bag, and released the above surveillance footage of the man in question.

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

 

AlertMe
Notice: you are using an outdated browser. Microsoft does not recommend using IE as your default browser. Some features on this website, like video and images, might not work properly. For the best experience, please upgrade your browser.