Jan. 7, 2019 By Christian Murray
The police are looking for two suspects who attacked a man with a knife after he stopped them from stealing a deliveryman’s electric bike from the Bel Aire Diner last month.
The suspects allegedly tried to remove a secured electric bike from the rear of the 31-91 21st St. diner at around 3:25 a.m. on Wednesday Dec. 19, police said.
An employee, a 25-year-old man, observed the suspects and intervened. One of the men pulled out a knife and slashed the victim in the leg and torso. The two suspects then fled empty handed, one on foot and the other on a shiny blue scooter.
The police have released footage of the man on the scooter. He is described as Hispanic and last seen wearing a light-colored hooded shirt.
The victim was transported by EMS to Elmhurst Hospital with non-life threatening lacerations.
Anyone with information on the case should contact the Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-8477, or text CRIMES and then enter TIP577, or visit www.nypdcrimestoppers.com.