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Duo sought for robbing two victims in one hour on Brooklyn streets

Footage provided by NYPD

Detectives need the public’s help in finding two busy bandits responsible for a pair of robberies on the same day in Brooklyn last week.

Law enforcement sources said the first robbery occurred at 5:20 p.m. on Dec. 11, when the pair confronted a 21-year-old male in front of a self-storage facility at 1680 Atlantic Ave. in Crown Heights.

According to authorities, the crooks demanded that they accompany him to a Family Dollar at 1679 Pacific St. Once there, police said, they ordered the victim to withdraw funds from an ATM.

But it did not end there, according to police.

The victim was also taken to a liquor store down the block at 1647 Pacific St. where the two demanded he withdraw more money. They left the scene with a combined $200, cops said.

Just 20 minutes after the incident with the first victim, at about 5:40 p.m. Dec. 11, the same crooks approached a 15-year-old boy in the area of Atlantic Avenue and New York Avenue. Law enforcement sources said they demanded and stole his iPhone XR, valued at around $660, and fled on foot.

Both incidents were reported to the 77th Precinct. Neither victim was injured.

Security footage depicts the two suspects as men with dark complexions in their 20s, wearing black hooded jackets.

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 Crime Stoppers website, or on Twitter @NYPDTips. All calls and messages are  kept confidential.

Mark Hallum