NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- Two men stabbed and robbed a 61-year-old woman—and then stabbed two good Samaritans who tried to help her—outside a Queens pizzeria on Saturday night, police said Monday.
The woman was outside Louie’s Pizza at Baxter Avenue and Judge Street in Elmhurst around 8:45 p.m. when the men robbed her and stabbed her in the back.
The owner of Louie's Pizza, 38-year-old Louie Suljovic and his father, 68-year-old Charlie Suljovic, were behind the counter of the pizzeria as the duo was attacking the woman. The elder Suljovic went outside and attempted to intervene and was stabbed multiple times and hit in the head, according to police.
"My father noticed it first, that the woman was attacked and she was on the floor, and my understanding was he heard screaming," Louie Suljovic told ABC 7. "So he went after them and yelled my name. Once I heard my name, we both chased them down the block."
According to Louie, the Korean woman who was attacked suffered a long gash and was losing a lot of blood. Due to a language barrier, she did not know what the assailants were saying to her, ABC 7 reported.
Louie also intervened and was stabbed in the process. Charlie was stabbed nine times in the back.
"Trying to take a breath, but it's hard to take a real breath, and you feel like a bubbling inside," Louie told ABC 7. "My dad's a bull, like old school men. They don't make them like they used to."
Both of the Suljovics held the two of the three suspects down until authorities arrived. They then walked themselves across the street into Elmhurst Hospital where they are recovering, with Charlie in critical condition.
Two suspects were arrested after the robbery, police said.
Robert Whack, 30, was charged with robbery, assault, possession of a criminal weapon, and possession of a controlled substance, possibly heroin, according to police.
Supreme Gooding, 18, was charged with robbery, assault and criminal possession of a weapon.
A third suspect remains on the loose.
A GoFundMe was started for the heroes to help pay for medical expenses.