Police: Man stabbed in mouth with broken bottle during robbery

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A man was stabbed in the mouth with a broken bottle Friday night during a brutal robbery in Frankford that led to the arrest of two suspects.

Police said the victim, 54, was on the 5200 block of Frankford Avenue around 6:40 p.m. when he was approached by two male acquaintances, aged 42 and 25.

The 42-year-old man allegedly stabbed the victim in the mouth with a broken bottle.

Investigators said the 25-year-old man then held the victim down as the 42-year-old man rifled through his pockets, taking $26 in cash.

The victim was taken to a local hospital, where he received three stitches.

Officers were able to quickly track down the two suspects and arrested them without incident.

Their identities have not yet been released.



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