June 7, 2018 By Christian Murray
The police are looking for the perpetrator of a Court Square home invasion who slashed a tenant in the face with a knife while escaping from an apartment he was attempting to burglarize.
The suspect was inside the apartment–located in the vicinity of Jackson Avenue and 44th Drive– when one of the tenants arrived home at 5 a.m. Sunday and found the front door forced open and ajar, police said.
The tenant, 39, heard the suspect rummaging through a closet inside his bedroom and sought the help of his 43-year-old roommate. The pair went to confront the suspect who locked himself in the bedroom.
The roommates then stepped outside to call 911 and while waiting for the police the suspect tried to flee. When the men attempted to stop him, the suspect pulled out a knife and slashed the 39-year-old on his arm.
The suspect then fled to the street and ran southbound on 23rd Street. The roommates chased him down and attempted to restrain him. This time the 43-year-old tenant was slashed in the face and neck, police said. The suspect got away.
The suspect is described as white, in his 30s and last seen wearing a dark-colored baseball cap, a gray shirt, shorts and black sneakers. He is seen in video by the Citigroup Building.
Anyone with information is asked the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477)