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Police Seek Suspect Wanted In 3 Armed Brooklyn Robberies

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(Photo/DCPI)

(Photo/DCPI)

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Police in Brooklyn are asking for help in finding a suspect wanted in three armed robberies that occurred in the Clinton Hill/Fort Greene section.

Authorities said that in each of the March incidents, the suspect approaches victims, “simulates a firearm” and takes money and property before fleeing the scene.

The latest incident happened at Irving Place and Gates Avenue on Saturday March 19 around 3 p.m.

Police have released a surveillance photo of the suspect, taken from the second incident that took place on March 13 around 7:30 p.m. on Grand Avenue.

The suspect is described as a man in his 30’s between 5’9”-6’0” and 180 pounds.  He was seen wearing a brown jacket, gray sweatshirt and blue jeans.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto Crime Stoppers’ website at www.nypdcrimestoppers.com or by texting their tips to CRIMES (274637), then enter TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.

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