MANHATTAN — Two men were slashed outside a Hell's Kitchen restaurant this week while struggling with a pair of robbers, police said.
The victims, 22 and 24, were outside Vynl, 754 Ninth Ave. at West 54th Street, at 6:25 a.m. Monday when two suspects approached and demanded cash, police said.
The victims resisted, and in the ensuing fight the 22-year-old was slashed in the face and the 24-year-old was slashed on the wrist, police said. They were treated at Bellevue Hospital and released.
The suspects fled with cash from the victims, police said.
Police released surveillance photos of the suspects on Tuesday. Fire officials had initially said one person had been stabbed.
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