CROWN HEIGHTS, Brooklyn (PIX11) — A robber slashed a store clerk in the face inside a deli in Brooklyn, police said on Tuesday.

The suspect attempted to leave a deli in the vicinity of Albany and Saint Marks avenues with beer without paying when the 22-year-old victim tried to stop the suspect, according to authorities. The suspect slashed the victim with a sharp object in the face before he fled along Saint Marks Avenue. The victim suffered a laceration to his face and was taken by EMS to a hospital.

Police are asking for help in identifying and finding the suspect in the April 7 attack.

Correction: PIX11 initially posted this report with the wrong date.

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