Newsstand worker stabbed and robbed on Upper West Side: Cops

Police released this surveillance image of the two alleged newsstand robbers. (Courtesy NYPD)

BY GABE HERMAN | A newsstand employee was stabbed and then robbed by two people this past Thursday on the Upper West Side, according to police.

The Nov. 21 incident occurred around 11:45 p.m. at the corner of West 60th Street and Broadway. Two men allegedly approached and demanded the male employee exit the stand.

One of the men stood in front of the newsstand, while the second man allegedly displayed a knife and stood at the stand’s entrance, according to officials. There was then a struggle with the employee, police said, and the knife-wielding man then allegedly stabbed the employee on the back of his left shoulder.

The two alleged thieves took $1,440 in cash, police said, then fled on foot into the subway at Columbus Avenue and West 59 Street.

EMS took the victim to Mount Sinai St. Luke’s Hospital, where he was treated for a slight laceration and then released, according to police.

The two wanted men are described by police as being in their late teens or early 20s, each wearing jeans, sneakers and multi-colored hooded jackets. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS (for Spanish, dial 888-57-PISTA), visit the Crime Stoppers website or send a direct message on Twitter @NYPDTips. All calls and messages are kept confidential.