NEW YORK, NY – A Brooklyn deli owner was stabbed and beaten after he attempted to stop a suspect from stealing a bottle of Snapple from his Bedford Avenue store in Flatbush.
Officers with the NYPD’s 71st Precinct arrived at the scene at around 6 pm on Monday after receiving a 911 call regarding a stabbing and assault. Police said two suspects, a man and a woman entered the store and one of them attempted to steal a bottle of Snapple.
When the 44-year-old owner confronted the thief, an argument started that led to the man being stabbed in the back once by the male suspect. The female suspect punched the victim multiple times in the face.
He was transported to Kings County Hospital by EMS and is in stable condition.
The suspects fled on Bedford Avenue.