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October 16, 2015

Walmart employee stabbed during robbery in Northeast Philly

A Walmart worker was stabbed during a robbery in Northeast Philadelphia early Friday morning, NBC10 reports.

The stabbing occurred around 1:30 a.m. at the store located at the Philadelphia Mills.

Police said a customer tried to leave the store with a 48-inch flat screen television and a pair of boots. When the store employee confronted him, he presented an old $10 receipt.

"When confronted about this worthless receipt, this male said 'I’m going to kill you' and then he pulled out a folding knife and lunged it towards the chest of the cashier," Philadelphia Police Captain Drew Techner told NBC10.

The employee was able to block the suspect from stabbing him in the chest and instead was stabbed in his right forearm. The suspect, who fled the store with the TV and drove off in a light-colored hatchback, remains on the loose.

The worker was treated at the scene.

The incident remains under investigation.