Cops are hunting for a repeat stick-up artist, who they say has robbed two south Brooklyn businesses this month.
The fiend first robbed the Hai Rong Mini Market convenience store on 18th Avenue in Bensonhurst on Sept. 1, when he flashed a gun at a 37-year-old clerk and fled from the store near 61st Street with $500, according to police.
He struck again one week later on Sept. 7 in Sunset Park, when he entered the Koong Wing Restaurant on Fourth Avenue near 60th Street before flashing a gun and making off with $1,000.
Cops describe the suspect as a Black man between the ages of 20 and 30.
In Bensonhurst’s 62nd precinct, where the first heist occurred, robberies are down 30 percent compared to the same time last year, according to NYPD data, and in the 72nd Precinct, robberies are up just 4.5 percent compared to the same time last year.
Anyone with information in regard to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the CrimeStoppers website at www.nypdcrimestoppers.com, or on Twitter @NYPDTips.
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