Police have released video footage of two robbers after a Flushing deli worker caught them shoplifting earlier this week and was slashed with a knife.
The incident occurred just before 3 am. on Tuesday at the Queen Bee deli, located at 43-82 162nd St., authorities said.
After the two suspects walked into the store, they took beer and candy from the shelves and started to leave, according to police. The deli worker then attempted to stop the pair when one of the suspects tried to stab him and both fled.
The clerk received a laceration to his hand, but refused medical attention at the scene.
Anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS, visit their website or send a text message to 274637 (CRIMES), then enter TIP577. All calls and messages are kept confidential.