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Suspect sought for trying to rob two Manhattan stores in under two hours

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Photo courtesy of the NYPD

Cops are looking for a crook who tried to rob two Manhattan stores in under two hours on Tuesday.

According to police, at 12:14 p.m. on April 26 an unknown man was inside Savy New York, located at 122 West 29th Street in Chelsea, when he walked behind the counter and pulled out a handgun. The suspect then pushed the 29-year-old female employee to the ground and demanded money.

The victim opened the cash register and the suspect took approximately $691 in cash before fleeing the store on foot westbound on West 29th Street.

At 1:50 p.m. that same day, the suspect walked behind the counter of a 7 Eleven, located at 535 8th Avenue in Midtown, and demanded money from the 25-year-old male employee. The suspect placed his hand inside his pocket to simulate a handgun.

The victim refused the suspect’s orders and the suspect fled the store empty-handed and went northbound on 8th Avenue.

The NYPD released a photo and video of the suspect taken from surveillance footage at the 7 Eleven:

The suspect is described as a Black man in his 50s, standing 5 feet, 6 inches tall and bald. He was last seen wearing a light-colored tank top, black sweatpants and black sneakers.

Anyone with information in regard to this incident 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 CrimeStoppers website at https://crimestoppers.nypdonline.org/ or on Twitter @NYPDTips. All calls are strictly confidential.

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