The Nassau County Police Department is trying to track down two boys who carried out a vicious attack on workers at a Uniondale liquor store using a pipe and a improvised flame-thrower.
Police say it happened during an attempted robbery on Friday night at about 8:40 p.m. According to detectives, two teens went into Splendid Wine and Liquors store at 579 Uniondale Ave.
There were two employees in the store. One of the boys was carrying what appeared to be a pipe or a pole and the other was carrying an aerosol spray can and a lighter.
The one boy repeatedly beat one of the employees with the pipe while the other subject set the aerosol spray from the can on fire at the other employee.
The young thugs then tried to grab cash from the register but the employees were able to fend them off.
The teens ran from the store onto Jerusalem Avenue.
Both store workers were hurt in the attack with bruises and cuts. One, a 35-year-old man, was rushed to the hospital by ambulance. His condition was unknown.
The other victim, a 26-year-old man, was treated at the scene.
Police described the first suspect as Black, 13 to 15-years-old, about 5'11", wearing a grey colored hooded sweat shirt with a mask covering his face.
The second subject was described as Black, 13 to 15-years-old, about 5'5", wearing a black colored hooded sweatshirt, with a mask covering his face.
Detectives are requesting anyone with information regarding this crime to contact the Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS. Police say that all calls are confidential and callers will remain anonymous.