An attempted robbery in Corona takes a violent turn when suspects stab the victim

Location of an attempted robbery on July 5.

Police need the public’s help identifying a man wanted in connection to an attempted robbery in Corona earlier this month.

At 2:20 a.m. on July 5, police reported that a 22-year-old man was standing in front of Salon Mexico Bar & Restaurant, located at 97-15 37th Ave., when two unidentified men approached him and demanded that he give them his money and cellphone.

When the victim refused, one of the men produced a knife and stabbed the victim in the chest and back. The assailants left empty handed and fled on foot eastbound on 37th Street.

Officers from the 115th Precinct and EMS units responded to the scene. Paramedics brought the victim to Flushing Hospital, where he was treated with non-life-threatening injuries and released.

Law enforcement described the two as Hispanic men. A surveillance photo of one of the men was obtained from security cameras at the northeast corner of 98th Street and 37th Avenue before the incident.

Photo courtesy of the NYPD
Photo courtesy of the NYPD

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All calls and messages are kept confidential.