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Suspect sought for series of robberies at two Brooklyn stores: NYPD

Screenshot via video courtesy of the NYPD

Cops are looking for a crook who is behind a series of robberies in Brooklyn last month.

According to police, at 2 p.m. on Sept.13, an unknown man entered a Verizon store, located at 235 Utica Avenue, and pulled out a knife. The suspect took an undetermined amount of cash from a register and then fled the scene on foot northbound on Utica Avenue.

The suspect struck again on Sept. 29 and tried to rob two different stores in a matter of minutes. At 1;32 p.m., the suspect entered V.I.M., located at 1370 Saint John’s Place, and tried to take merchandise without permission. When confronted by a store employee, the suspect pulled out a knife and swung it at the employees. The crook ended up fleeing the scene empty-handed on foot eastbound on Saint John’s Place.

At 1:40 p.m. that same day, the suspect returned to the Verizon store on Utica Avenue, pulled out a knife and threw the cash register on the floor. The crook swiped $140 and then fled the scene southbound on Utica Avenue.

There were no injuries reported as a result of any of the incidents.

The NYPD released surveillance video of the suspect from the second incident at V.I.M.:

Anyone with information in regard to the identity of this individual is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website or on Twitter @NYPDTips. All calls are kept strictly confidential.

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