NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – The New York Police Department believes they’ve got a “drugstore cowboy” on their hands.

They’ve released the description of a man they believe is behind a series of robberies. According to the NYPD, the suspect is 6’1″, 220 pounds, white and wears a black Northface jacket.

Police believe he knocked over four Brooklyn pharmacies for drugs. They say the man has the same “m.o.” each time. The man walks into the drugstores, displays a gun and demands pain meds from the clerk at the front desk.

So far, none of the clerks have been injured.

The four incidents took place March 3, March 17, April 1 and April 11. Three of the robberies took place in broad daylight, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. One of the robberies took place at 5:50 p.m.

Anyone with any information about the robberies is asked to call 1-877-577-TIPS (8477). You can also provide tips to, or text them to CRIMES (274637), and then enter TIP577.

All calls are kept confidential.

Comments (7)
  1. kendra says:

    he should really should try and get help for that problem before he hurts some1 and it will be to late for him to realze what he as done to some1…

  2. suzan says:

    He sounds like the average ADDICT!

  3. nyc says:

    Medical insurance is expensive and so are doctors. Will he receive pain medication when he is caught and if he is put in the can ? Maybe he knows this ! .Hey, three square meals, free medical, lots of new friends and a gym.

  4. MyCopaysAreSkyHighHelp says:

    He should be interviewed by 60 Minutes.

  5. Michael says:

    Or he has a pre-existing condition and is unable to get insurance. Gotta love the American non-healthcare system.

  6. Gregory says:

    Perhaps shooting him dead in the act of robbery would put him out of his pain? However, I’m sure that the bleeding heart liberals would then feel his pain and the pain of having people able to defend their lives and property. OMG what would the UN think.

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