A Seaford jewelry store employee was stabbed in the hand preventing a robbery Thursday, police said, when he struggled with a man armed with scissors.
The 60-year-old employee of Bravo Jewelers, 3852 Sunrise Hwy., was taken to a hospital to be treated for his wound, and was released, police said.
The injury occurred when a man posing as a customer was examining a watch in the store about 1:30 p.m., police said, then produced the scissors and announced the robbery.
During the struggle, the employee was able to hold on to the watch, police said, and the robber, aged 30 to 35 years old, left the store empty-handed.
Last seen on foot in the vicinity of Wilburne and Jackson avenues, police said, he was described as being 5 feet, 10 inches to 6 feet tall, with a thin build, dark hair and clean shaven. He was wearing a black adidas jacket with white stripes, a gray pullover sweatshirt, blue jeans and white sneakers, polices aid.