Suspect sought in slashing, robbery of teen girls in Upper Manhattan

Kimberly Dole
February 14, 2020 - 9:51 am
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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- Officials on Thursday, released surveillance footage of a man wanted in connection to an incident where a 14-year-old girl was slashed in the face and a 17-year-old girl was robbed, following an argument on an MTA bus in Upper Manhattan.

Police say at approximately 4:35 p.m. on Feb. 11, a group of teen girls were riding the M191 bus on their way home from school near Saint Nicholas Avenue and West 191 Street when they were engaged in a verbal dispute by an unknown group of girls.

Once the teen girls exited the bus, they were approached on the sidewalk by a group of men in addition to the initial group of girls on the bus.

That's when a 17-year-old girl had her cellphone forcibly removed by an unidentified individual and a 14-year-old girl was slashed across the face with a cutting instrument by an unknown man, which caused a severe laceration.

The group of unidentified men and women fled on foot in an unknown direction.

EMS responded and transported the 14-year-old female victim to Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center where she underwent surgery for the injuries sustained to her face.

Police released surveillance video of the man they say slashed the 14-year-old victim in the face, which was taken from the vicinity of the incident location, after the incident.

Authorities urge anyone with information to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-8477.

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