BROOKLYN, N.Y. (PIX11) — An employee was stabbed during a robbery at a Brooklyn pharmacy on Wednesday, police said.
The incident happened around 12:20 p.m. when a group of suspects walked into a pharmacy located at 1134 Elton St., according to the NYPD. The suspects took baby formula from the store shelves and hid the items before trying to leave without paying, police said.
When the employee attempted the stop the suspects, one of them stabbed the victim in the chest with a knife. The victim went to an urgent care facility by private means, police said.
The incident was captured on surveillance video. The pharmacy manager told PIX11 News that it appears the group had a plan. One of the suspects took the baby formula from the shelf and tried to hide it while another suspect tried to cover up what was going on, according to the pharmacy manager.
“It was just chaos for us,” the pharmacy manager said. “We wouldn’t even know that these kids were going to do such things. They were like minors, less than 15 years old. It’s surprising.”
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Charline Charles is a digital journalist from Brooklyn who has covered local news along with culture and arts in the New York City area since 2019. She joined PIX11 News in 2022. See more of her work here.