By Christina Carrega
Police are asking for the public’s help identifying suspects involved in the death of a 58-year-old St. Albans man during an attempted home invasion.
As Mario Cesar entered his 116th Avenue home on on June 28, a man approached and pushed him to the ground. During the 9:30 a.m. attack, Cesar was stabbed multiple times in the face and torso, police said.
The suspect was seen on surveillance video before the murder creeping in the back of a neighbor’s home before attacking Cesar. The knifeman was captured on video fleeing on foot and enter a silver Chevrolet Impala, police said.
Cesar, 58, was taken to Franklin General Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
The alleged stabber is described as an African-American man, who was last seen wearing black and white gloves, a purple bucket hat, a black hooded coat, purple pants and dark colored shoes.
There is no description for the driver of the getaway car, police said.
Anyone with information in regard to this incident is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).
The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the CrimeStoppers website at nypdcrimestoppers.com on Twitter @NYPDTips or by texting tips to 274637 (CRIMES) and entering TIP577.
All calls are strictly confidential.