Shoplifters assault workers in two separate incidents in Brooklyn

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NEW YORK, NY – Police in Brooklyn are asking the public to assist in identifying two suspects wanted for two separate assaults. In both cases, the suspects, when confronted by employees over alleged shoplifting, they engaged in or threatened violence.

As of approximately 9:30 PM on Sunday, an unknown male individual entered a commercial establishment located at 925 Livonia Avenue. As the individual attempted to leave the store with rolling papers, the victim, a 26-year-old male, attempted to stop him and asked him to pay for the item. The individual then punched the victim in the face. Several additional unknown male individuals entered the store to assist the first individual, with one male displaying a knife toward the victim. The victim suffered pain and swelling to his face.

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The two male individuals entered a commercial establishment located at 9717 Kings Highway at around 10:30 p.m. The victim, a 19-year-old male employee, witnessed one of the individuals place two items in his jacket and attempted to confront him. One individual then displayed a black firearm toward the victim. They fled on foot to unknown destinations.

Anyone with information in regard to this pattern 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 https://crimestoppers.nypdonline.org/, or on Twitter @NYPDTips.