One person stabbed in New Haven deli robbery

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NEW HAVEN — New Haven police are investigating a robbery and stabbing that happened just before 10 p.m. Saturday inside the Deli Haven Market on George Street.

Witnesses said two men entered the deli; one of them had a knife and ordered the clerk to open the cash register.

When the clerk opened the register, the crook grabbed cash and ran.

A clerk at a nearby business heard the commotion and confronted the fleeing men. One stabbed him in the arm, police said.

They got away from the business, and police searched the area.

After officers noticed a man counting money nearby, he ran away.

Along the way, the fleeing man threw the cash up in the air, police said.

After a brief chase, he was detained.

The stabber got away, and it was the 17-year-old accomplice who police said they took into custody.

Police are still looking for a suspect.

He is described as a black man in his early thirties wearing a red shirt.

Officers say the victim suffered non-life threatening injuries.