Exclusive: Bronx stabbing victim speaks out

April 28, 2011 9:40:04 AM PDT
A parking lot attendant is recovering from injuries after he fought off two robbers.

In the exclusive interview the victim, Parvaiz Javaid tells Eyewitness News reporter Darla Miles he is the sole provider for his family.

He works at the garage to support two special needs children and his grandchildren.

He managed the suspects to steal money from the garage, but they took off with his wallet, and $200 of his own money.

The 58-year-old was robbed and stabbed by two men Sunday evening at the garage in the Mott Haven section of the Bronx.

"They stabbed me two or three times on my left side," said Javaid.

Surveillance video shows the suspects following him the office, catching him off guard. He threw his pear at them and started fighting them for his life.

"If I didn't fight back I might be dead," adds Javaid.

They dropped the knife and ran off. He said if they had asked for the money, he would've given it to them.

He has a small cut on his left arm and deep cuts in his chest.

A huge sign at the garage says if you enter the garage you will be videotaped.

Police are searching for two Hispanic males between the ages of 25-35 years old. One is said to be 5'&' and the other one is 5'10".

Anyone with information in regards to this attempted robbery is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS.

You can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers Website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting your tips to 274637(CRIMES) and then entering TIP577.