NEW YORK (1010 WINS) – Two thieves armed with knives slashed, stabbed and beat a man as he tried to escape a robbery in the Bronx, police said Friday as they released video of the suspects.
The 25-year-old victim was sitting inside a black BMW sedan on E. 167th Street, near Union Avenue, in the Morrisania section on the evening of May 7 when the two males jumped into his car shortly before 8 p.m.
One of the suspects hopped into the front passenger seat and the other entered the backseat on the driver side.
The first suspect took out a gun and demanded the victim’s property, police said.
The victim tried to flee for his safety, leading to a struggle outside the vehicle.
During the scuffle, the two males punched the victim before taking out knives and stabbing and slashing him, police said.
They then stole the victim’s watch, two chains and three bracelets valued at $1,000. They were last seen fleeing into 818 E. 167th St.
The victim was taken to Lincoln Hospital in stable condition.
Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS.