NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police on Wednesday asked the public to help them find a man who robbed four shops, including a liquor store and a deli, on the South Shore of Staten Island over the past month.

The suspect flashed a black handgun and demanded Lottery proceeds as well as money in the first three incidents. He made off with unspecified items every time, police said.

He first struck on Jan. 16 at around 7 p.m., robbing Citi Bagels on Amboy Road. Five days later he hit nearby Amboy Wines & Liquor and this past Friday robbed Barclays Bagels of Staten Island, police said.

Police said the suspect walked into the Midfield Deli on Amboy Road on Tuesday and demanded money from the register.

The suspect was described as a white male between 5-foot-7 and 6-1, and weighing 150 to 180 pounds. The suspect dressed in a hooded sweatshirt, a baseball-type cap, a mask, and gloves in every incident.

Anyone with information was asked to call the NYPD Crime Stoppers hotline at (800) 577-TIPS, log onto the Crime Stoppers Web site, or text tips to 274637 (CRIMES) and enter TIP577.

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