Two men sought in Kew Gardens attempted robbery and stabbing: NYPD

Cops are looking for two suspects who tried to rob a man in Kew Gardens and stabbed him when he refused to hand over his property.
File photo by Lloyd Mitchell

A 24-year-old man was stabbed when he put up a fight during an attempted armed robbery in Kew Gardens early Monday morning. Police from the 102nd Precinct in Richmond Hill are looking for two suspects who confronted the victim as he walked in front of a Visionworks store at 85-11 126th St. just after 2:15 a.m.

One of the assailants pulled out a knife and demanded his property. When the victim refused to comply, a physical altercation ensued and the victim was stabbed multiple times in his right thigh, police said. The attackers fled the location empty-handed in an unknown direction.

EMS responded to the crime scene and rushed the wounded man to Jamaica Hospital Medical Center, where he was listed in serious but stable condition. There are no arrests and the investigation remains ongoing.

Anyone with information regarding 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 at crimestoppers.nypdonline.org, or on X (the platform formerly known as Twitter) @NYPDTips. All calls and messages are kept confidential.

Through Apr. 21, the 102nd Precinct has reported 53 robberies so far in 2024, 10 more than the 43 reported at the same point last year, an increase of 23.3%, according to the most recent CompStat report. Assaults are on the decline in the 102nd Precinct, with 91 reported so far this year, 25 fewer than the 116 reported at the same point in 2023, a decrease of 21.6%, according to the CompStat report.