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Suspect Sought In Manhattan, Queens Robbery Spree

Anyone With Information Is Asked To Call Crime Stoppers At 1-800-577-TIPS
A man suspected in five robberies in Manhattan and Queens (credit: NYPD)

A man suspected in five robberies in Manhattan and Queens (credit: NYPD)

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Police are trying to find a man wanted in connection with a string of robberies in Manhattan and Queens.

The suspect has struck five times since Aug. 6 at several locations across the city, including Woodside, Forest Hills, Washington Heights and the Upper East Side, police said.

In each incident, police said the suspect walks into a store, pretends he has a gun inside a black plastic bag and demands cash.

The suspect was wearing a black Oakland Raiders baseball cap, black shirt and sunglasses in each case, police said.

The suspect is described as having a scar on the right side of his face and tattoos with lettering on his right and left arms, police said.

Tattoos seen on the arm of a suspect wanted in five robberies in Queens and Manhattan. (credit: NYPD)

Tattoos seen on the arm of a suspect wanted in five robberies in Queens and Manhattan. (credit: NYPD)

Authorities have released surveillance images of the suspect from an Aug. 8 robbery at the OK Market on Madison Avenue.

The suspect has also struck at three locations in Queens — a Metro PCS on Woodside Avenue, the Nagle Bakery on Nagle Avenue, Pasticceria Amore on 71st Road — and a grocery store on Broadway on the Upper West Side, police said.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477).

The public can also submit their tips to the Crime Stoppers’ website or text their tips to CRIMES (274637), then enter TIP577.

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