BREAKING NEWS: New Smyrna Beach cops: Man stabbed in pre-dawn attempted robbery

By HENRY FREDERICK
Headline Surfer
 
NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. -- A 25-year-old black man was stabbed in the collarbone in a robbery attempt under the cover of darkness, New Smyrna Beach cops said.

Tousauntt Knese was transported to Halifax Hospital, via EVAC, as a trauma alert. However, it was later learned that his injuries were non-life threatening.

Here is a synopsis of what occurred in the 3:48 a.m. Saturday incident as described by New Smyrna Beach Police Lt. Shane Riggle: "Police were dispatched to a call in reference to a male who had possibly been stabbed at 200 Robert St., in front of building I. Police learned that two white males, one described as tall and skinny, attempted to coerce money from the victim. When the victim refused to provide the subjects any money he was stabbed in the area of his collar bone and both subjects fled the scene in a unknown direction and unknown mode of transportation. New Smyrna Beach Criminal Investigations Division responded to the scene to assist with the investigation."

There is no further suspect information available at this time, Riggle said.

Anyone with information is asked to call New Smyrna Beach Police Investigator Nikki Diffin or officer Beverly Alvarez-Daly at the New Smyrna Beach Police Department 386-424-2200 or Crime Stoppers toll free, at (888) 277-TIPS (8477). All callers to Crime Stoppers will remain anonymous. Tipsters may be eligible for a reward up to $1000 for information leading to an indictment. 
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Henry Frederick is publisher of Headline Surfer®, the award-winning 24/7 internet news covering the Daytona Beach-Sanford-Orlando metro area in Central Florida, via HeadlineSurfer.com. Specializing in breaking news & investigative reporting, Frederick is among the Sunshine State's most experienced reporters with dozens of journalism-industry awards in print & digital mediums. Frederick is enrolled online at Full Sail University in Winter Garden, FL, where he's pursuing a Master of Arts degree in New Media/Journalism (graduation in March 2018). Frederick earned his BA in Political Science/Public Admin. (concentration in Writing) from Central Connecticut State University, in 1984, where he recieved the President's Citation for "academic excellence & outstanding campus/community service." Prior to myriad duties as publisher/award-winning journalist of Headline Surfer, 2008-present; Frederick was city hall reporter for the Palatka (FL) Daily News, 2007-2008; city editor of the Taunton (MA) Daily Gazette, 2005-2006; cops & courts/legal affairs writer for the Daytona Beach News-Journal, 1996-2004; and cops & courts reporter for the Rockland (NY) Journal-News/Gannett Suburban Newspapers, 1989-1996.