NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police in Manhattan are asking for the public’s assistance to help find a suspect wanted in a commercial robbery and 4 other attempted ones.
Authorities said the suspect enters each business while covering his face with one hand and placing the other hand under his shirt to simulate a gun. The man approaches an employee at the counter and demands cash from the register before fleeing the scene.
The suspect is accused of trying to rob a Starbucks, Cosi, and two Duane Reade stores. His only successful robbery came on Sunday May 8 at a CVS, located at 320 5th Avenue. The suspect got away with an undermined amount of money. He also tried to rob a Duane Reade a few hours later on the same day, but was unsuccessful.
The suspect is described as a white male, between 35-45 years old, approximately 5’7”-6’0” and 200 pounds. He was last seen wearing a gray sports jacket, blue jeans, a black baseball cap and dark sunglasses.
Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.