NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police on Monday were asking the public to help them find a suspect wanted in a string of three robberies in public housing buildings in Canarsie, Brooklyn.
The robberies happened between Feb. 10 and March 13 in the Bayview Houses public housing development.READ MORE: New York State Legislature Votes To Curb Gov. Cuomo's Emergency Powers
In the first incident, around 4 p.m. Feb. 10, the man came up to a 17-year-old boy inside the Bayview Houses building at 5945 Shore Pkwy. The suspect pulled a gun on the boy and demanded property, which the victim handed over, police said.
The second incident happened around 6:40 p.m. March 10, in a building at 9910 Seaview Ave. in the same development. The suspect pulled a gun on a 15-year-old boy and demanded property, which the boy handed over, police said.
The last incident happened around 5:30 p.m. March 13, again in the Seaview Avenue building. The man pulled a knife on a 17-year-old boy and demanded property, and the victim complied, police said.READ MORE: Brooklyn Mom Wants NYC Apartments Inspected Annually After Parts Of Ceiling Crash Down On 12-Year-Old Son
Police have released a surveillance photo of the suspect.
Anyone with information was asked to call the NYPD Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS, log onto the Crime Stoppers website, or text tips to 274637 (CRIMES) and enter TIP577.
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