Search Continues For Suspects Wanted In String Of Brooklyn Armed Robberies

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The search continues for a man and a woman who police say are wanted in a string of armed robberies in Brooklyn.

Investigators say the couple is wanted for robbing supermarkets, delis and restaurants, making off with nearly $4,000, since July 17.

They allegedly strike between 10 p.m. to 2:30 a.m., hitting stores in the Bedford-Stuyvesant, East New York and Bushwick neighborhoods. In each incident, police said the take would range from $30 to $1,000.

Police said the female accomplice was involved in at least three of eight armed robberies. Many of the shops targeted were mom and pop businesses.

In the span of three days, police said they robbed a smokeshop on Ralph Avenue of $30 after stealing $1,000 in cash from the register at Crown Chicken just one block away. In that case, police said the money was handed over in a paper bag by a the clerk who complied at gunpoint.

Police said this suspects also robbed a young female cashier at a 7-Eleven on Fulton Avenue on July 20. She fears for her safety knowing the man is still out on the street. She gave up $260 to make him leave.

It was back to business for Mansoor Salhali after his shop on Broadway in Bushwick was robbed of $700. Ssalhali understands that his employee is still shaken after having a gun pointed in his face.

“He told me he got held up with a gun,” Salhali told CBS2’s Magdalena Doris. “I’m angry. He’s a young boy and he’s scared.”

Police said no one was injured in the robberies. Police in four neighboring precincts are now working together in their search for the pair.

Anyone with information is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS or for Spanish 1-888-57-PISTA (74782), visit www.nypdcrimestoppers.com or text tips to 274637(CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

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