42-year-old bodega owner stabbed in the chest in Claremont, police say

Authorities say they responded to the corner of East 169th Street and College Avenue around 11:15 p.m.

News 12 Staff

Jun 21, 2024, 12:12 PM

Updated 23 days ago

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Police say the owner of a bodega was stabbed overnight in Claremont.
Authorities say they responded to the corner of East 169th Street and College Avenue to 60 Deli TO around 11:15 p.m. and discovered the victim suffering from stab wounds to the chest. That victim was later identified as the owner of the bodega, 42-year-old Majed Al-Saidi.
Al-Saidi is now in the hospital and is in critical but stable condition. The father of five lives just a few feet away from the bodega he's owned for over two decades.
According to the bodega, the incident unfolded when a man was trying to steal items inside of the deli. When Al-Saidi prevented the suspect from leaving with any merchandise, the suspect then waited over four hours for Al-Saidi to leave the bodega.
Al-Saidi was walking to his car when the stabbing took place. Law enforcement officials say that he suffered a total of 10 stab wounds to his chest.
Members of the community say that Al-Saidi was someone that many looked up to.
"He has, like, just made me a better person in general by making more money and just becoming a better human being. Everybody in this neighborhood, they love him," said one local resident.
No arrests have been made. Police say they are searching for a man that got away wearing a gray sweatshirt and black sweatpants.
The United Bodegas of America is now offering a $5,000 reward for anyone that has information to bring justice to the man that stabbed Al-Saidi.


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