BROOKLYN, N.Y. (PIX11) — Two knife-wielding thieves slashed a teen during one of two robberies in Brooklyn earlier this month, police said Thursday.

The 16-year-old boy was attacked on Sherlock Place on Jan. 6 at around 3 p.m. after he refused to give the suspects his cellphone, according to the NYPD. One of the thieves swung at the teen with the knife still in his hand, cutting the boy in the right hand, police said.

The teen went to the hospital by private means and none of his property was taken, police said.

Less than two hours later, the armed suspects stole a cellphone from a 32-year-old man near Sackman Street, police said. They fled in an unknown direction after snatching the phone from the man’s hands. The victim was not injured.

The NYPD released photos of the suspects, who were both last seen wearing dark-colored jackets.

Anyone with information in regard to this pattern is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at, or on Twitter @NYPDTips.