The NYPD is looking for a pair of perps wanted in connection with two similar robberies that occurred inside southern Brooklyn grocery stores.
Cops say that on Monday, August 31, at approximately 12:10 a.m., the suspects — both described as black males ranging in age from 25 to 35 years old and 5’9″ to 6’1″ with short black hair and approximately 180 pounds — entered a grocery store at the corner of Ocean Avenue and Avenue X, within the confines of the 61st Precinct, wearing masks and carrying guns. The suspects pointed the guns at the store’s cashier and ordered him to get onto the ground. They then stole $2,500 cash, two cartons of cigarettes, and the cashier’s iPhone 6 before fleeing on foot eastbound on Avenue X.
Then on Thursday, September 3 at approximately 10:30 p.m., police say the same suspects entered a grocery store near Bath Avenue and Bay 35th Street, in the 62nd Precinct, wearing masks and carrying guns. They told a store employee to get onto the ground and not to move. The suspects stole $1,200 and the victim’s iPhone 5S before fleeing on foot to a dark-colored sedan on Bay 34th Street, which drove off, heading southbound.
Anyone with information in regards to these incidents is asked to call Crime stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers website at www.nypdcrimestoppers.com or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then entering TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.