BY ARIEL HERNANDEZ
Two teenage girls are recovering after being stabbed during an attempted robbery in Corona last night, police said.
According to police, a 17-year-old girl and 15-year-old girl were approached by two unknown suspects at 58th Avenue and 94th Street at approximately 6:40 p.m. and engaged in a verbal dispute.
The suspects reportedly told the girls to “run your pockets” before one of the suspects approached the 15-year-old victim and stabbed her multiple times in her buttocks and rear thigh. After stabbing the girl, the suspect forcibly removed $23 from the victim’s sweater pocket.
The second suspect then allegedly stabbed the 17-year-old girl in the abdomen and upper thigh while attempting to remove her cell phone, but did not succeed.
Both victims were removed to Elmhurst General Hospital where they are reportedly in stable condition.
There is no description of suspects at this time and no arrests have been made. The investigation is ongoing.