Thief Stabs Security Guards with Ice Pick at Kids Clothes Store, Police Say

By Ewa Kern-Jedrychowska on July 23, 2014 12:11pm 

 A robber stabbed two security guards with an ice pick at a Jamaica children's clothing store as he tried to run away with stolen merchandise.
A robber stabbed two security guards with an ice pick at a Jamaica children's clothing store as he tried to run away with stolen merchandise.
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QUEENS — A robber stabbed two security guards with an ice pick at a Jamaica children’s clothing store Monday afternoon as he was trying to flee with stolen goods, police said.

The man, who police said stole several clothing items worth about $250, was trying to leave Cookie’s The Kids Department Store at 166-21 Jamaica Ave., a popular school uniform store in the area, around 6 p.m. on Monday, when a security alarm rang at the door, police said.

When a guard approached the man and tried to restrain him, the suspect pulled out an ice pick and struck him in the lip with it, police said.

Authorities said that when a second security guard rushed over to help, the man stubbed him in the left arm.

The suspect then ran away, police said.

According to the NYPD, the guards were not seriously injured and neither of them were hospitalized.

As of Wednesday morning, no arrests were made, police said.

Police described the suspect as being 26-30-years old, between 5-foot-6 and 5-foot-9 tall and weighting about 160 pounds.

He was last seen wearing a black t-shirt with a design on the front, camouflage hat, orange glasses and two chains around his neck.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477).  The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

All calls are strictly confidential.

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