JAMAICA — A shoplifter stabbed two store employees with an ice pick Monday evening as he was trying to leave a business on Jamaica Avenue with stolen merchandise, police said.
The incident occurred at about 5 p.m. when the suspect tried to flee Cookie’s Kids clothing store, at 166-21 Jamaica Ave. When a security guard approached him, the attacker took out the ice pick and stabbed the employee in the lip.
Authorities said that when a second security guard went to help, the suspect stabbed him in the left arm before fleeing on foot.
Police said the thief was trying to leave the store with stolen items when the alarm went off. None of the victims were hospitalized.
Cops described the suspect as a black man 26 to 30 years old. He is between 5-foot-6 and 5-foot-9 and weights approximately 160 pounds. He was last seen wearing a black T-shirt, a camouflage hat, orange glasses and two chains around his neck.
Police is asking anyone with information to call the Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-8477.