NEW YORK - A Yonkers store owner was stabbed to death by a shoplifter, police say.
It happened about 5:40 p.m. on Tuesday at the Premier Fashion clothing store on New Main Street.
Police say a man got into a fight with a cab driver and then went into the store and allegedly attempted to steal an article of clothing.
The store owner, 47-year-old Ruben Martinez-Campos, attempted to stop him.
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The pair got into an argument outside the store and then the man stabbed Martinez-Campos multiple times in the chest before running away.
Medical workers arrived and rushed him to a hospital but it was too late to save his life.
Detectives say they have a person of interest in the case but have not made an arrest yet.
The City of Yonkers and the Yonkers Police Department issued a statement offering condolences to Martinez-Campos' family, friends, and community.
The family has started a GoFundMe to help cover funeral expenses. By Thursday morning it has raised more than $16,000.