New Richmond police hunt suspect who took box cutter to man's face, stole his vehicle

The victim suffered multiple lacerations to his head and face.
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Police just across the Minnesota border in New Richmond, Wisconsin, are searching for a man they believe took a box cutter to another man's face and then stole his vehicle. 

A release issued Wednesday morning says the incident occurred just after 1 p.m. Monday at 814 North Knowles Avenue. Officers arrived to the home and learned a 34-year-old man was attacked with what's believed to be a box cutter. He suffered multiple lacerations to his head and face. 

The suspect has been identified as 32-year-old Roberto Reyes Jr., also known as "Tito," who then allegedly stole the victim's blue 2000 GMC Yukon with Minnesota license plate number 448WCY. 

A man claiming to the be the victim of the attack commented on New Richmond PD's Facebook post, saying "I got my face sliced open from across my left eyebrow and down my nose to my upper lip," adding that he'd never met the man before but knew he was his girlfriend's "babydaddy." 

Reyes currently has a felony warrant out for his arrest in Minnesota, as well as the new warrant in Wisconsin.

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He's wanted for "substantial battery, recklessly endangering safety and operating a motor vehicle without the owner’s consent in Wisconsin."

Police say the attack didn't appear to be random but Reyes may still be armed with the weapon.  

Anyone with information about Reyes' whereabouts or the stolen vehicle is asked to call your local police department or the New Richmond Police Department at 715-246-6131. 

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