Police are searching for a suspect who tried robbing a Seaford jewelry store early Thursday afternoon and stabbed an employee during a struggle before fleeing the scene.
According to Nassau County detectives, around 1:30 p.m., the suspect entered Bravo Jewelers, located at 3852 Sunrise Highway, and posed as a customer. After producing scissors, the suspect announced a robbery and attempted to steal a watch that he was being shown.
A male employee, who struggled with the suspect, was stabbed in the hand with the scissors, police said. The 60-year-old employee was able to retain the watch.
The suspect then fled the store without any proceeds, police. He was last seen on foot in the vicinity of Wilburne Avenue and Jackson Avenue.
The suspect is described as being a white male, 30-35 years old, 5-foot-10 to 6-feet tall with a thin build, dark hair and a clean shave. He was wearing a black Adidas jacket with white stripes, a gray pullover sweatshirt, blue jeans and white sneakers.
The employee was transported to a local hospital where he was treated for his injury and released.
As a precaution, the nearby St. William the Abbot School on Jackson Avenue was placed on lockdown during the police investigation.
Detectives request anyone with information regarding this robbery to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS. All callers will remain anonymous.