An 18-year-old RadioShack employee was attacked with scissors after he tried to catch a man who swiped trendy headphones from the Woodhaven store, authorities said.
The shoplifter took three pairs of Beats By Dre headphones from a shelf at the 92-11 Jamaica Ave. businesses about 7:45 p.m. on Jan. 2, police said. He then walked out of the store without paying for them.
When an employee tried to stop him, he cut the employee with a pair of scissors and fled.
Police describe the suspect as a Hispanic man, about 30 years old, 5 feet 9 inches tall and 160 pounds. He was wearing jeans, a tan jacket and a brown hat.
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