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.
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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