NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Police are searching for a scissor-wielding suspect accused of holding up a Bronx gas station twice in one week’s time.

The first robbery took place around 2:45 a.m. last Friday, Nov. 8.

Police said the suspect walked into a Citgo station on Broadway near 260th Street and punched a 55-year-old employee in the face.

Police are searching for a scissor-wielding suspect accused of holding up a Bronx gas station twice in one week’s time. (CBS2)

He allegedly stole the cash register drawer, containing $400.

Then around 6 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 14, police said the suspect punched and robbed the same worker, this time taking $1,600.

The employee was not seriously hurt.

Anyone with information 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.

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