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Cops On The Lookout For Brooklyn Mugger Targeting School Kids

Police: Suspect Brandishes A Knife And Demands A Dollar
Police say that this man has been robbing school kids at knife point and demanding a dollar (Credit NYPD)

Police say that this man has been robbing school kids at knife point and demanding a dollar (Credit NYPD)

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The NYPD is asking the public for help in locating a suspect wanted in connection with a series of robberies in Brooklyn.

The suspect is described as a black male between the ages of 18 and 23. He is 5-foot-10 with freckles. He has allegedly been approaching his victims as they walk to and from school and demanding money, police said.

On Monday morning he allegedly struck three times between the hours of 7 and 9 a.m. brandishing a knife and demanding a dollar from three separate victims near Court Street and 2nd Place. He was unsuccessful in each of those attempts and the victims fled the scene unharmed, police said.

On Wednesday morning he attempted to rob two boys and was successful in robbing a third. Later that afternoon he relieved another boy of his wallet in the vicinity of Smith and President streets, police said.

Anybody with information regarding these incidents is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS.

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