NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Police are searching for a man they say robbed three people early one morning in Brooklyn.
The crime spree took place on Nov. 3 in the Bushwick neighborhood.
In the first incident, police said the suspect hit a 43-year-old man in the face around 4:50 a.m. near Menahan Street and Myrtle Avenue. He allegedly stole the man’s cellphone and $20.
About 10 minutes later, police said the man hit a 34-year-old woman in the back of the head with an object as she left her building on Wilson Avenue near Woodbine Street. He allegedly took her cellphone and $200.
Then around 6 a.m., police said the suspect held a sharp object to the back of a 25-year-old man’s head on Woodbine Street near Knickerbocker Avenue before stealing his cellphone and another $200.
The first two victims had to be treated at local hospitals.
Anyone with information about the robbery spree is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or 1-888-57-PISTA (74782) for Spanish. You can also submit a tip via the Crime Stoppers website, by tweeting @NYPDTips or by texting 274637.