Jan. 13, 2016 Staff Report
Police are searching for three men following a knife slashing on Roosevelt Avenue last month.
The three men approached the 21-year-old victim from behind, on Dec. 19 at 8:30 p.m., in front of La Escuelita Nueva Bar Lounge located at 78-07 Roosevelt Ave., police said.
One then slashed the victim’s left hand with a knife, before the three fled eastbound along Roosevelt Ave, according to the NYPD.
The victim was taken to Elmhurst General Hospital, where he was treated and released.
Police describe the knife slasher as a male, Hispanic, approximately 5 feet 2 inches tall, weighing 160 pounds. He was last seen wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt with bloodstains on the front, blue jeans, a blue Yankees baseball cap and black sneakers. He is wanted by police in connection with this felony assault.
Police are also searching for the other two men, who are wanted for questioning. The first is described as a male, Hispanic, five feet five inches tall, with black hair and glasses. He was last seen wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, black jeans, brown shoes and had a black backpack.
The other is described as a male, Hispanic, five feet tall, with black hair and glasses. He was last seen wearing a black hooded “Echo” sweatshirt, light blue jeans, black sneakers, with a black and gray backpack.
Police have released surveillance photos as well as a video of the suspects and are asking anyone with any information to call 1-800-577-TIPS.