Two people were injured Thursday afternoon as a result of two separate attempted robberies, police officials said.
Cops say a 46-year-old man was approached by two unknown Black men, one armed with a gun, in front of 106 Euclid Ave. in East New York at approximately 5:34 pm on Sept. 24. Police from the 75th Precinct say the young men demanded property, but the victim refused. He was then shot in the foot and the two thieves fled.
The victim was taken to Brookdale Hospital where he was reported in stable condition.
A second robbery occurred not far from the shooting at 2:30 pm, during which a man and woman allegedly demanded money from a store clerk at a bodega at 5 Bradford St. off Jamaica Avenue in Cypress Hills. Police from the 75th Precinct say that when the deli worker refused to surrender money, one of the two people stabbed him in the neck and fled on foot.
The victim was rushed to Brookdale Hospital in serious but stable condition. Police were looking at security video for clues as to the identity of the assailants.
Thursday’s attempted robberies in Brooklyn come as gun violence continues to drop, with only one person shot in the borough in the last 24 hours, according to authorities.
Anyone with information on either of these incidents is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the CrimeStoppers website at www.nypdcrimestoppers.com, or on Twitter @NYPDTips.
All calls are strictly confidential.
This story first appeared on AMNY.com.