A 62-year-old employee was attacked at the Howard Beach CVS Monday night as he was trying to stop a shoplifter looking for ice cream during the heat, authorities said.
The suspect entered the store, located at 157-05 Cross Bay Blvd., about 11:40 p.m., where he attempted to take the frozen dessert and flee, according to police. A worker tried to stop the thief from leaving and was slashed with an unknown object. The suspect was then able to get away with the ice cream.
EMS transported the victim to a local hospital and was treated for two lacerations to his forehead.
Anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS, visit their website or send a text message to 274637 (CRIMES), then enter TIP577. All calls and messages are kept confidential.