Durham Regional police say a 19-year-old male suffered a serious but non-life threatening stab wound after two suspects he had met earlier tried to rob him at his apartment.
It happened September 22 at approximately 3:30 p.m. at an apartment building in the area of Simcoe Street North and Niagara Drive in Oshawa. Officers were called to the area regarding an armed person.
Police say the investigation revealed the victim had met two males on a previous day and invited them to his apartment. Once inside the apartment, the suspects allegedly brandished handguns and attempted to rob the victim of his game system. One of the suspects struck him on the head with the gun. The victim fought back and chased after the suspects as they fled the apartment. In the stairwell, one suspect reportedly stabbed the victim in the back.
The victim was taken to a local hospital with serious, but non-life threatening injuries.
Suspect #1 is described as a black man, about six feet tall, wearing a dark sweater, blue jeans and black-and-white high-top runners.
Suspect #2 is described as a black male who had on a grey hooded sweatshirt, a Maple Leafs ball cap, and blue jeans.
Anyone with new information is asked to contact D/Cst. Peacocke of the Central West Criminal Investigations Bureau at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 1853.
Anonymous information can be sent to Durham Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or online at www.durhamregionalcrimestoppers.ca and tipsters may be eligible for a $2,000 cash reward.