Police are looking for a male suspect who earlier this week stole from an Upper East Side CVS before slashing an employee who confronted him.
The incident took place at about 11:30 p.m. on Monday at the CVS at 305 East 86th Street on the corner of Second Avenue.
The unknown suspect walked in and removed items from the store display, concealing them in a brown backpack.
When the store’s security guard and manager confronted him, the suspect pulled out a knife and slashed the 62-year-old security guard in the left side of his face, causing a laceration.
The victim was removed to New York Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center in stable condition.
The value of the stolen toiletries was about $383.
Police say the man is between the ages of 30 and 40, has dark complexion and a medium build. He was last seen carrying a brown book bag and wearing a black long sleeve sweater with white and red lettering, dark gray pants, black sneakers, a multi-colored durag and a blue face mask.
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