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).


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