Police Search For Suspect In Stabbing

PERTH AMBOY – Police are looking for a man who stabbed a Highland park man outside a New Brunswick Avenue restaurant early Sunday morning.

Police received a call around 5:10 a.m. on Aug. 23 from staff members at JFK Medical Center in Edison who were treating a man who had been stabbed in Perth Amboy, officials said. A 31-year-old Highland Park man was treated for a small puncture wound to his lower abdomen and released, according to officials.


The victim told authorities that he had been at Jezif Fried Chicken at around 1:15 a.m. when a young man took out a small knife and attempted to rob him. The victim ignored the robber and continued to walk west on New Brunswick Avenue.

According to authorities, the robber was joined by another man and tried to take the victim’s watch. The Highland Park man ended up getting stabbed, police said.

Police are asking anyone with the information about the stabbing to call the police department’s detective bureau at 732-324-3851.

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