NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police were searching for a suspect Thursday night in a string of robberies around Manhattan.

The robberies happened last month in businesses on the Upper East and West sides, in Kips Bay, and near Madison Square Park, police said.

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The first incident happened around 9 p.m. Sept. 4 at a Subway sandwich shop at 12 W. 25th St. between Fifth and Sixth avenues. The suspect brandished a gun and demanded money from an employee, who handed over an undetermined amount of money, police said.

Around 10:50 p.m. Sept. 24, the robber struck again at Infinity News, at 837 Lexington Ave. near 64th Street, police said. The suspect brandished a firearm and demanded money, and the victim handed over $4,000, police said.

The robber next struck around 11:40 p.m. Sept. 28 at Food Corp., at 426 Amsterdam Ave. near 81st Street. The suspect again brandished a firearm and demanded money, and the victim handed over $400, police said.

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The most recent incident happened at 12:25 a.m. Sept. 9 at the Central Deli, at 512 Second Ave. near 29th Street. The suspect once more brandished a gun and demanded money, and an employee handed over $1,000.

The suspect was described as a black male standing about 5 feet 6 inches tall and weighing about 150 pounds. He was last seen wearing a gray hooded jacket and a multicolored baseball hat, police said.

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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