TRIBECA — A teenager was stabbed while trying to protect his girlfriend during an afternoon attack on Canal Street, police said.
The 17-year-old victim had intervened when two teenage boys started arguing with his girlfriend at 4:45 p.m. on May 9, and one of the boys took out a 4-inch knife.
A fistfight broke out between the boyfriend and the teen with the knife, who then dropped the blade during the scuffle, police said.
The other teen then grabbed the knife from the ground and jabbed it into the boyfriend’s lower back, before he and the other attacker ran off.
The victim was treated at Bellevue Hospital, police said.
Police were still investigating the crime as of Tuesday.
Other recent crimes in the 1st Precinct include:
► A man had his jaw broken after two men attacked him at Wooster and Prince streets at about 2:30 a.m. on May 3, police said. The 38-year-old told police he got into an argument with the two assailants, who then began to repeatedly punch him, breaking the left side of his jaw.
► Two men shoplifted $1,535 worth of clothing and accessories from upscale menswear boutique the Armoury at 2:30 p.m. on May 7, police said. The men grabbed a large Frank Clegg bag worth $680, two pairs of green Armani jeans, priced at $375 each, a $95 Fox umbrella and a $10 copy of Rake Magazine from a display, then fled.
► A man had his $1,500 HP laptop and iPhone stolen along with his bag at the Stout bar at 90 John St. on May 9, police said. The 34-year-old told police that he went out to have a smoke at about 8:15 p.m., and when he returned a few minutes later, his bag, which was hanging on a bar hook, was gone. Surveillance video showed a man taking the victim’s bag and walking out, police said.
► A $16,000 John Salt painting was stolen from the OK Harris Gallery at 71 Wooster St., police said. The incident was reported on May 6, but happened sometime on or after April 19, according to police reports. The painting went missing from the wall, according to gallery employees.