• The elderly victim was stabbed three times in the chest and stomach
  • He was taken to a hospital in critical condition
  • Police are now on the lookout for the suspect, who was caught on surveillance camera

A 71-year-old man was in critical condition after he was stabbed with a screwdriver and robbed inside a deli in Manhattan, New York City, over the weekend, police said.

The suspect pulled out a screwdriver and stabbed the unnamed victim three times in the chest and stomach while they were inside West Side Deli on the corner of Amsterdam Avenue and West 94th Street on the Upper West Side around 1:50 a.m. Saturday, the New York Daily News reported, citing police.

The victim fell to the floor and cut his head while the unidentified attacker robbed him of his money, police said.

Police did not disclose the amount that was stolen during the incident, which was captured by surveillance cameras.

The elderly man was taken by medics to nearby Mount Sinai Morningside hospital, where he was reported in critical condition as of late Saturday.

Police are now on the lookout for the suspect, who was described as a Black man who wore maroon shorts and black sneakers. Surveillance footage obtained by New York City police had a clear picture of the attacker.

Anyone with information about the suspect is encouraged to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS

A similar incident happened in late May when a 64-year-old man was beaten and slashed by thieves in a Manhattan subway station before being robbed.

The unnamed elderly victim was trying to catch a train back to Brooklyn in the Lexington Avenue/59th Street station when he was approached by two unidentified men shortly before 5 a.m. on May 30, according to police. The two men demanded that the victim take out his money.

"Give me the money or we'll kill you," one of the men reportedly told the elderly victim during the encounter.

Footage of the incident showed the two attackers repeatedly punching and kicking the victim by the station's turnstile before the man handed over his belongings to the robbers. The two assailants also slashed the victim across the forehead with a razor.

The robbers were able to escape with the victim's phone and $100.

The victim was taken to Bellevue Hospital, where he received seven stitches in the forehead.

He had just finished praying at a nearby mosque prior to the attack and initially did not want to report the crime to authorities, opting instead to return to the mosque to clean up his wounds. Police learned of the incident after security at the mosque contacted authorities upon the beaten man's return.

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