Police have released surveillance video of two individuals they say attacked a teen and his dog this weekend in Jackson Heights.
On March 12 at about 7 p.m. the two suspects approached the 16-year-old victim near Northern Boulevard and 80th Street, according to authorities. They then asked the teen if he was a gang member and after he said “no” the two stabbed him once in the torso and cut his dog across its back.
The suspects then fled on foot northbound on 80th Street, police said.
Police described the first suspect as a Hispanic male last seen wearing a blue baseball cap, a dark colored jacket, light colored pants and, black and white sneakers. The second suspect is also a Hispanic male and he was last seen wearing a black and yellow baseball cap, a dark colored jacket and light colored pants.
The teen and his dog suffered non-life threatening injuries.
According to PIX 11, another incident occurred in the same location less than two hours later at around 9 p.m.
A 22-year-old man was walking down the street when he was stabbed once in the back, PIX 11 reported. He was taken to Elmhurst Hospital with a non-life threatening injury.
Anyone with information in regards to 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 Crime stoppers website or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.