A twenty-year-old man is in the hospital for cuts to his face and ear after a man who tried to rob him months ago ran into him on the street and attacked him with a knife.
St. Louis Metropolitan Police are still looking for the thief/knife slasher, who is described as a thin man between 5'10 and 6'1" with a Mohawk hair style.
The victim told police he was outside a restaurant around 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the 1400 block of N. 13th Street when he saw the suspect, a man he knows only by a nickname and who tried to rob him several months ago.
The victim told his former robber to leave, and the two got into a physical fight. Eventually, the suspect left, only to return a short time later with a knife.
The suspect slashed the victim in the face and on the ear with the knife, according to police. The victim was treated at a hospital, where he was in stable condition.
The suspect fled east on Cass Avenue.
Here's the full report from police:
Incident: Assault 1st (Cutting)
Location: 1400 block of N. 13th
Date/Time: 6/10/14 @ 19:30
Victim: 20-year old white male
Suspect: Black male, 5'10" to 6'1", thin build, Mohawk style hair, wearing a burgundy shirt and blue jeans
The victim stated he was outside a restaurant smoking a cigarette when the suspect approached him. The victim recognized the suspect and knows him only by a nickname. The victim reported the suspect attempted to rob him a few months ago. The victim told the suspect to leave and the suspect became angry and a physical fight between the suspect and victim ensued. The suspect then left the property but returned with a knife and cut the victim on the face and ear. The suspect then fled east on Cass. The victim was conveyed to a hospital to be treated for lacerations to the face and listed as stable. The investigation is ongoing.
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