BROOKLYN — Police are searching Monday for a man they believe is connected to a string of citywide cellphone store robberies.
The man is connected to four previous robbery incidents that occurred in June, July and the beginning of August, and now police say two recent incidents fit into the robbery pattern, leading investigators to believe the same man is responsible.
On Aug. 10, the man entered a Boost Mobile location at 9321 Church Ave. in East Flatbush, displayed a gun and demanded money, according to police. An employee gave the man an unknown amount of cash and he then ran east on the avenue.
Then on Aug. 14, police say he went into another Boost Mobile location at 416 New Lots Ave. in East New York.
He again allegedly displayed a gun and demanded cash from an employee, who gave him an unknown sum. The man then ran south on New Jersey Avenue.
The man is also suspected of being involved in four additional robberies, two of which were in Brooklyn and two in Queens.
Three surveillance videos in all have been released by police.
The first video is from an incident that occurred on July 27, when the man entered yet another MetroPCS location at 8815 Flatlands Ave. in Canarsie on July 27. He allegedly displayed a gun and demanded money, and an employee gave him an unknown sum which he then put into a bag before running out of the store. He ran west on Flatlands Avenue.
The other two videos are from the most recent incidents.