Patchogue stabbing suspect caught on surveillance camera

November 21, 2013 3:39:52 AM PST
The search is on for a person accused of stabbing a man inside a store on Long Island, and Suffolk County police have released surveillance pictures they hope will lead to an arrest.

The incident happened inside Plaza La Familia in Patchogue around 9 p.m. on October 23.

Authorities say the suspect approached a man inside the store, then assaulted him with his hands and feet before stabbing him with an unknown object.

The suspect is described as a heavy set Hispanic male with black hair that is short on both sides. He also has a tattoo of barbed wire on his right bicep and was last seen wearing a white T-shirt and a white baseball cap.

Suffolk County Crime Stoppers offers a cash reward of up to $5,000 for information that leads to an arrest.

Anyone with information about this crime is asked to call anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS.