There have been five robberies and one attempted robbery in the East Village and SoHo since January, according to police.
In some cases police said the thieves attached chains to their car and pulled the units out of the wall.
There have been 13 robberies at gas stations and a convenience store since December. At least three of the businesses may have been struck twice.
Police identified a suspect Monday in a string of robberies – some of them at gunpoint – in Crown Heights, Brooklyn.
Police on Thursday were searching for two suspects in the robbery of six delivery trucks in Upper Manhattan and the Bronx over the past month.
Between the two robberies the suspect stole a total of $1,900 from the cash register, police said.
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.