Police: Bronx barber beat by customer who refused to pay

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The incident happened on Feb. 16, inside of a barbershop at 563 E. Tremont Ave. around 8:30 p.m. The incident happened on Feb. 16, inside of a barbershop at 563 E. Tremont Ave. around 8:30 p.m.
TREMONT -

A Bronx barber was attacked by a customer who refused to pay for his haircut, police say.

The incident happened on Feb. 16, inside of a barbershop at 563 E. Tremont Ave. around 8:30 p.m.

Police say the customer struck the 53-year-old barber with a brush after refusing to pay for his haircut.

The barber followed the man outside where the two got into a scuffle.

According to police, a man and a woman who are friends of the suspect intervened and began striking the barber with a baseball bat.

The barber suffered a fractured elbow and 15 stiches to his left eye.

The suspects were last seen getting into a 2014 Nissan Altima with New Jersey license plate number E24-FZX.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at 1-800-577-TIPS.  

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