PITTSFIELD -- City police are searching for two men in an armed robbery and stabbing just before 2 a.m. Thursday on Wahconah Street. A 41-year-old victim, who was stabbed twice, has been released from the hospital.
According to Pittsfield Police Capt. John Mullin, the two men, described as white males in their early 20s, grabbed the victim as he was walking on Wahconah Street in the vicinity of Nichols Package Store at 268 Wahconah St. at about 1:50 a.m. Thursday. The man was stabbed once in the lower back and once in the left buttock. He had his wallet stolen, said Mullin.
The man did not know his attackers, according to police.
The perpetrators, one wearing a red hooded-sweatshirt and the other in a black one, ran off either heading east on Pontoosuc Avenue or north on Wahconah Street, said Mullin. The two suspects remain at large.
The victim was able to call 911 from a nearby pay phone. Pittsfield Police officers David Kirchner and David Hallas responded to the scene along with Pittsfield firefighters and EMTs from Action Ambulance.
The victim was treated for his wounds at the scene and then transported to Berkshire Medical Center for further care. He was later released.
The case is being handled by the Pittsfield Police Detective Unit.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Pittsfield Police at (413) 448-9705.