Police Searching for Stabbing Suspect

Police were searching for a man who stabbed another man in the arm Sunday evening during an attempted robbery in New Tampa.

The victim was walking on the sidewalk about 6:30 p.m. in front of the Walmart Supercenter at 19910 Bruce B. Downs Blvd.

The suspect asked for the victim’s wallet. When the victim did not hand it over, the suspect pulled out a knife and stabbed him in the forearm before fleeing, police said. The wound appeared minor but would require stitches, police said.

Anyone with information about the case can contact Tampa police at (813) 231-6130.

St. Petersburg Times