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Man slashed in face, neck in attempted robbery in Brooklyn: police

Two men wanted in violent attempted robbery: police
Posted at 7:00 AM, Feb 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-13 07:00:31-05

SUNSET PARK, Brooklyn — Police are looking for two men in connection with a violent attempted robbery of a man in Brooklyn earlier in February, the NYPD said Thursday.

According to authorities, back on Wednesday, Feb. 5, the unidentified pair approached the 31-year-old man and demanded his money around 2:30 a.m., in the vicinity of 52nd Street and Fifth Avenue in Sunset Park.

When the victim refused, the two men took out a box cutter and slashed him in the neck and cheek before fleeing on foot in an unknown direction, police said.

EMS responded and the man was taken to an area hospital, where he was treated for his injuries and released, officials said.

No property was stolen in the incident.

The NYPD has released the above surveillance image of the two men they're looking for.

Submit tips to police by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), visiting www.nypdcrimestoppers.com, downloading the NYPD Crime Stoppers mobile app, or texting 274637 (CRIMES) then entering TIP577. Spanish-speaking callers are asked to dial 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).