The Atlantic City Police Department is looking for a man who stabbed a store clerk during an attempted robbery and robbed another store this weekend.

Just after 4 p.m. on Friday, officer Brent Dooley responded to a store in the 1300 block of Pacific Avenue for a reported armed robbery. A man entered the store, pointed a knife at the 71-year-old clerk and demanded money. He fled after the clerk handed over money.

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Just after noon on Sunday officer Martina Martin responded to a store in the 1400 block of Atlantic Avenue in reference to a panic alarm. Martin found a store clerk with a stab wound. A man had entered the store and charged behind the counter with a knife, police said. The clerk fought with the suspect and was stabbed. The suspect fled without any money, the clerk was taken to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center, City Division, with a non-life threatening injury.

The suspect was described in both incidents as a black man, 20 to 25 years old, about five feet, eight inches tall and weighing 140 pounds. He was last seen wearing a black sweatshirt, black jeans, and an article of clothing covering the bottom portion of his face.

Anyone with information regarding these incidents is asked to contact the Atlantic City Police Department Criminal Investigations Section at 609-347-5766. The cases are being investigated by Detectives Bill Anderson and Patrick Yarrow. Information can be text to TIP411 (847411). Begin the text with ACPD. All texts are anonymous.

Contact: 609-272-7090

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