Cops: Help us find violent robbery suspect

Suspect: Police are looking for Bensonhurst resident Faisal Shafi in connection with a pair of robberies
Courtesy of NYPD

Cops have connected a 21-year-old Gravesend resident to two violent crimes in Southern Brooklyn, officials said.

Police investigators say that suspect Faisal Shafi allegedly broke into a Bay Parkway home near 86th Street at 3:15 pm on Sept. 12 and assaulted a 47-year-old woman inside before ransacking the home of cash and electronics.

Shafi surfaced again on the morning of Oct. 1, when he forced his way into a Bay Ridge home on 73rd Street near Seventh Avenue, attacking and robbing a 41-year-old woman he found inside.

Police said that both women sustained minor injuries and needed medical treatment.

They were quick to identify Shafi as their attacker, who police say lives near Stillwell Avenue.

Investigators said Shafi is 5-foot-10 and weighs about 150 pounds. He has black hair and brown eyes.

Anyone with information regarding Shafi’s whereabouts is urged to contact CrimeStoppers at (800) 577-8477 or by logging onto the CrimeStoppers website at www.nypdcrimestoppers.com. All calls will be kept confidential.

Reach reporter Will Bredderman at (718) 260–4507 or e-mail him at wbredderman@cnglocal.com. Follow him on Twitter at twitter.com/WillBredderman

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