Borough Park, NY - Police in Brooklyn’s 66th precinct are out on the streets tonight, looking for a man who stabbed a liquor store employee who refused to give him liquor.
The bizarre incident took place at approximately 6:20 PM tonight at Yossi’s Wine and Liqueur, located on 18th Avenue between 57th and 58th Streets in Borough Park, when a white man, described as being of Russian heritage, stabbed 29 year old Bentzion Ausch, a store employee.
According to Ausch’s cousin, Bentzion Teichman, the two men struggled after Ausch refused to give the unidentified man liquor.
“They were fighting and my cousin didn’t give the Russian guy liquor so he stabbed him,” Teichman told VIN News, adding that police are treating the incident as the robbery.
The assailant fled the store after stabbing Ausch, the father of two children, several times. According to Teichman, his injuries were not life threatening.
Borough Park Shomrim has tweeted a picture of the assailant, taken from security footage and are asking anyone who sees the man to call 911.