A Bronx supermarket employee was slashed in the face when he tried to stop a man from stealing a box of cereal, police said.
The worker was at the Pioneer Supermarket on White Planes Road near East 224th Street at about 5:30 p.m. Friday when he saw a man try to pocket a box of cereal without paying for it.
When he tried to stop the thief, the man pulled out a small blade and sliced him on the left side of his face, police said.
The suspect fled the scene and the worker was not seriously injured, authorities said.
No arrests have been made, police said.