A member of the same ruthless gang that butchered a boy in the Bronx and savagely stabbed another has been arrested for attacking a man on the Upper East Side, cops said.
Missael Alvarez, 16, of the Bronx was collared Thursday night in connection with the June 18 assault and attempted robbery.
Alvarez and his accomplice approached a 46-year-old man from behind as he walked to work on East 75th Street near Lexington Avenue just before 4:30 a.m., cops said.
They struck him multiple times in the head and threw him to the ground, before the victim fought back and was stabbed, cops said. He was taken to New York-Presbyterian Hospital with minor injuries.
Police say Alvarez is a member of the Trinitarios, the same gang responsible for the brutal death of Lesandro “Junior” Guzman-Feliz outside a Bronx bodega on June 20. The Trinitarios were also involved in the June 18 attack on a 14-year-old boy on the Bronx River Parkway.
It is unknown whether Alvarez was involved in either of those incidents, officials said.
Alvarez’s accomplice is described as between 17 and 22 years old, with a medium build, last seen wearing black pants, black shoes, a long-sleeve black shirt and a black baseball hat.
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