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Man stabbed outside Elmont cafe robbery attempt, say police

This August 2012 Google maps image shows Moments

This August 2012 Google maps image shows Moments Cafe at 784 Elmont Rd., Elmont. Photo Credit: Google

A man was stabbed in Elmont early Sunday, in a robbery attempt that Nassau police are investigating.

Fifth Squad detectives said four men approached the 31-year-old victim as he left Moments Cafe, 784 Elmont Rd., shortly after 3 a.m., and demanded he turn over undisclosed items.

The man refused and after a scuffle he managed to hold onto his belongings. Just before the four assailants left, the victim was stabbed in his upper chest.

After being taken to a hospital by "a person unknown to the victim," police said the man's wound was closed with six sutures. Hospital staff notified police of the stabbing.

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