Search underway for pair in string of Brighton Beach break-ins

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BRIGHTON BEACH, Brooklyn — Police are searching for two men wanted in connection with a string of robberies in Brooklyn.

The first incident happened Sept. 18 around 7 p.m., at the Variety Store at 241 Brighton Beach Ave.

Police say the suspects entered the building by damaging the security gate. They allegedly removed six mink coats and a cash register with $300.

The second incident happened Sept. 27 at 3:30 a.m. The suspects allegedly cut the lock on a door of a grocery store at 117 Brighton Beach Ave. Police say the suspects did not steal anything from the store.

Police say the suspects struck again Oct. 5 at the T-Mobile Store at 702 Brighton Beach Ave. The suspects allegedly entered through the roof of the store with a rope. The suspects once again did not remove anything from the store.

Surveillance video has been released showing the suspects entering a building on Coney Island Avenue.

Submit tips to police by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), visiting www.nypdcrimestoppers.com, or texting 274637 (CRIMES) then entering TIP577.