Police said there may be surveillance video of some of the attacks. They are asking local residents to be on the look out for a trio of young men wearing dark clothing and armed with knives, guns and wooden clubs.
Police on Long Island say two men called a taxi and had the driver wait while they tried to rob a store.
A would-be robbery victim avoided serious injury Monday night after a bullet deflected off a cigarette lighter in his pocket, Nassau County police said.
The NYPD says they are looking for 43-year-old Alberto Lebron of the Bronx.
Authorities said two men tried to rob Arrow Wine & Liquor in Mill Basin around 1:30 p.m. when police in the area were alerted to what was happening and essentially foiled the robbery.
A Jersey City man charged in the shooting death of a U.S. Marine during a carjacking this week has turned himself in to authorities.
Police say the suspect in a number robberies and attempted robberies in Manhattan is continuing his poorly-disguised pattern.
Authorities said the suspect enters stores while covering his face with one hand and placing the other hand under his shirt to simulate a gun.
A source familiar with the investigation told CBS 2 the victim was an attendant who worked at the site.
A fake UPS deliveryman is causing some real fear in upper Manhattan.