June 26, 2019 By Laura Hanrahan
Police are continuing the search for a knife-wielding robber of a Rego Park shop who violently stabbed one of the store’s employees.
On June 15, just after 7:20 a.m., the unidentified suspect entered Candy Store, located at 98-51 63rd Rd., and began choking the 21-year-old male employee. The assailant then dragged the victim across the floor as a second robber, who has since been arrested and charged, removed $2,200 from the register.
During the altercation, the victim was stabbed in the neck multiple times, police said. Once the men had the cash, they fled the store in an unknown direction.
The victim was transported to New York Presbyterian Hospital Queens in stable condition.
The suspect is described as black and is 25 to 35 years old. Surveillance footage shows the man wearing a dark sweatshirt and a black hat.
Anyone with information in regards to the identity of the suspect is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or submit their tips by logging onto the CrimeStoppers website at www.nypdcrimestoppers.com