Newsstand Vendor Stabbed During Robbery

A newsstand vendor at West 60th Street and Broadway was stabbed in an altercation with robbers late on Thursday night, and police are looking for the men shown above. This is the police description:

On Thursday, November 21, 2019, at approximately 2345 hours, two individuals approached a newsstand on the corner of West 60 Street and Broadway and demanded the employee exit from inside. Individual #1 stood in front of the newsstand while Individual #2 displayed a knife and stood at the entrance of the newsstand. A struggle ensued, at which point Individual #2 stabbed the employee on the back of his left shoulder. The individuals removed $1,440 cash and fled the location on foot into the subway system at Columbus Avenue and West 59 Street. EMS responded and transported the victim to Mount Sinai St. Luke’s Hospital, where he was treated and released for a slight laceration sustained.

The individuals are described as two males, dark complexion, late teens-20’s; each male wearing jeans, sneakers and multi-colored hooded jackets.

Anyone with information in regard to this incident 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 CrimeStoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM, or on Twitter @NYPDTips.

All calls are strictly confidential.

NEWS | 12 comments | permalink
    1. ben says:

      Damn we really need better cameras (spare me your surveillance state comments please). No discernible facial features in the screenshot at all. Clothes are easily swapped out.

    2. UWS_lifer says:

      Very distinctive jackets. Should be able to find these guys if they are stupid enough to continue wearing them.

    3. FERDIE says:


    4. M P says:

      I am sure Crime Stats won’t pick this up either. Thank you Mr Mayor and all your flacks. I look forward to reading all the posts about how we should be more gentle in crime stopping and how the quality of life crimes should not be prosecuted.

      • Rachel says:

        Here we go again, thanks to “D” (actually, I’d give him a failing grade) Blasio—a mayor only A criminal or NYC-hater could love…TWICE!!

    5. geoff says:

      in this country, we have nothing to fear with regard to government surveillance and facial recognition, for sure.

    6. Beverly says:

      What’s happening to our neighborhood???

      • Erena Uhl says:

        Just look @ blocks between 93rd & 96th Street & B’way!.Each block is flooded with at least 3 (often more)
        Habitual beggars, harassing passengers, occupying the area by the newspaper stand, sitting on his property cabinet, opening the doors of the beautiful brand new store the Goldenlight , obstructing the entry & intimidating potential customers! They’re NOT homeless: De Blasio opened few buildings in the neighborhood for them, & here’s the result. Are we not going to do anything about it?

    7. D says:

      The surveillance camera image is indeed blurry. What stood out to me is that both males appear to be fans of Tommy Hilfiger jackets with the classic, all-American and patriotic red, white and blue. One jacket has wide bands. The other narrow.

      Glad the vendor is doing well. Of course, these two picked a vendor selling close to a busy subway station.

      They’ll eventually be caught.

    8. Sharon says:

      Can we send money to the vendor?

    9. Ben David says:

      For everyone who claims that crime is not going up in the UWS … here’s an example of what you will NOT see in the NYPD crime stats.
      After all, no gun. Who cares about silly knife attacks?! Not your Democrat Mayor, City Council, etc.