Sgt. John Giambrone said the men targeted business owners, believing they had large amounts of cash on them.
On Friday night at 953 Westchester Ave. in the East Morrisania section of the Bronx, a man got a haircut before he and his two friends used a gun to rob the patrons and remove the cash register, police said.
Police in Newark are trying to find the suspects who crashed trucks into two businesses early Friday morning to try to steal ATMs.
Police have stepped up patrols around Rutgers University in response to a spike in robberies near the school in New Brunswick.
New Brunswick police said a group of men attacked the victim just before 1 a.m. Sunday.
A juvenile suspect was arrested in New Brunswick, New Jersey this week, and has been linked by police to robberies around Rutgers University.
A Bronx community was on edge Friday evening, after several attacks targeting those who are among society’s most vulnerable.
Police on Thursday said home invaders have been targeting families of Indian descent in South Plainfield and Old Bridge, New Jersey.
The FBI and the NYPD on Wednesday were asking for help from the public in finding a Brooklyn man who allegedly posed as police officer while committing several robberies.
The NYPD released a photo of the suspect believed to be responsible for seven robberies and four attempted robberies.
Straphangers are on high alert after a series of robberies on the F train line in Queens.
Police on Monday were seeking two suspects in a string of robberies on the F Train in Jamaica, Queens.
Police are asking for the public’s help in tracking down a man who they say robbed two Bronx businesses on the same night last month.
Police were searching for a suspect Thursday night in a string of robberies around Manhattan.
Police late Monday named a suspect in three gunpoint robberies and one attempted robbery in Harlem last month.