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Caught on camera: Woman wanted in two NYC armed robberies

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MANHATTAN — A woman who has twice burst into bodegas in Manhattan and the Bronx armed with a gun and demanding cash is being sought by police, authorities said.

Surveillance video and photos were released Tuesday with a call from police for the public's help to find her.

The culprit is described as a black female in her late 20s or early 30s, about 5 feet 6 inches tall with a slender build. She was last seen wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt.

Two attacks have been linked to the woman, police said.

She first allegedly struck about 9:30 p.m. Sept. 29 at a bodega located at 108 Thayer Ave. in Manhattan, police said. It was there that the woman, armed with a gun, demanded money from the clerk, who complied, police said. The culprit ran away with an undetermined amount of cash.

The next day, about 10 p.m. Sept. 28 at TNT Deli Grocery located at 261 Kingsbridge Road, the woman pulled out a gun and demanded money from the clerk, who handed over about $300, police said.

Anyone with information in the case is urged to call NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS.