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
Individuals like this perp are rewarded by de Blasio administration including Koslowitz with decriminalization “reforms”. Next time you’ll see him he’ll be shouting “ Close Rikers Now!” supported by city administration. No one cares about law abiding citizens, all they do is take our tax money and get rich from programs to “rehabilitate” criminals like this one. City officials don’t care if their constituents are robbed, stabbed, viciously assaulted. Koslowitz supports the construction of a mega jail in Kew Gardens exactly for criminals like this one or worse.
Rego Park needs attention from counsel member Karen Koslowitz. Email her, ask why Rego Park doesn’t get the same as Forest Hills . Rego Park is a nice area, good shopping, transit (24-hour token booth) and medical care Yet it receives no community services: overflowing trash cans, trash in the streets, the sidewalk in front of Starbucks is stained with coffee their trash bags leak, a foot-wide strip of pigeon dropping is your good morning greeting at the entrance of the subway, take a look at the awning of the closed “Wiggles” for mile-high piles of disgusting pigeon dropping, don’t ever walk under the Wiggles awning when raining or when snow melts (is not pristine water droplets landing on your head or coat, ya know)