PD: Phoenix armed robber stabs victim, later robbed by men

PHOENIX - A man who stabbed and robbed a victim last week was later attacked and robbed himself, officials say.

Phoenix police report that on January 5, 46-year-old Ricky John was near 7th and Jackson avenues soliciting money from passersby. 

After being told "no" by one man, John reportedly stabbed him in the neck with a knife. Police say the victim suffered a deep cut, requiring surgery to repair. 

John then allegedly took $1 from the victim’s pocket. As he was leaving the area, John was confronted by two men, and one of the men struck him with a large piece of wood. 

The two began kicking John and then dragged him into the roadway, where they removed and stole his backpack. 

John was located and arrested by police a couple of blocks away. 

A witness identified John as the man who stabbed the victim. 

John has been charged with armed robbery and aggravated assault.

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