NEW YORK(CBSNewYork) — The NYPD has asked the public for help in identifying and locating a suspect who is wanted in connection with a robbery pattern that took place in the Flat Bush and Crown Heights sections of Brooklyn.

Shortly after midnight on January 16, the suspect entered the kitchen area of Sip & Chat restaurant on Avenue D, brandished two firearms, ordered the workers to go to the back of the room but fled empty-handed.

On January 17, at 3:20 p.m. the suspect entered Carrasco’s Grocery Store, brandished a pair of firearms and demanded money from the store owner.

The owner complied and the suspect left with $600.

Anyone with information regarding these incidents has been asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers hotline at 800-577-TIPS.

The public can also submit information by logging on to the Crime Stoppers website at or by texting tips to 274637[CRIMES] and entering TIP577.

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