Syracuse (WSYR-TV) - Syracuse Police are asking you to be On The Lookout for a young man accused of stabbing a woman outside of a North Side market in broad daylight.
Police say a teenager stabbed a 29-year-old suburban woman on the evening of June 22 because she owed him money for drugs.
According to police, store surveillance footage captures the suspect moments before and after the attack outside the market at 854 North Salina Street.
Sergeant Tom Connellan with the Syracuse Police Departments says the woman went into the store after a verbal confrontation with the suspect, who she met on Apple Street, on Syracuse's West Side.
“He gets into her car and they have a dispute while driving around, he's getting very angry over money that she owed him,” said Sgt. Tom Connellan.
Police say the woman became nervous and decided to stop at the store. The surveillance footage shows the suspect following the woman into the store while she is on the phone with her mother. Soon afterwards, the clerk orders everyone out of the store.
“They go outside the store and the suspect stabs her multiple times, in the back and abdomen,” said Connellan.
The footage shows chilling reactions of those who saw the attack.
"There are clearly people in this video who witnessed this stabbing happen and you can see people react and they went back into the store after it happened, so there are witnesses who saw it happen." Sgt. Connellan explained, “You see her holding her abdomen and she gets into her car and drivers herself to the hospital,”
The woman survived the vicious attack but is unable to share much information about the man who attacked her.
“She doesn't know his name. She's been involved in buying drugs from him in the past, and she owed him money for drugs,” Connellan said.
“This is a very dangerous person who is willing to stab this woman, out in front of the store. We're really luck this wasn't a homicide.”
The suspect is believed to be between 17 and 19-years-old.
If you have any information that can help police identify the young man caught on tape, contact Syracuse Police Detectives at (315) 442-5222.
All tips will remain anonymous.