Man sought in attempted murder of Upstate NY officers commits gunpoint robbery in Brooklyn: NYPD

BROOKLYN —  A man sought for allegedly trying to shoot and kill police in Upstate New York is accused of committing a gunpoint robbery in Brooklyn Monday morning, according to the NYPD.

Joshua Stuart is considered armed and dangerous, NYPD Chief Dermont Shea tweeted Monday.

Shea said the gunpoint robbery happened around 9 a.m. in Sunset Park, but police later said it happened at a business on Third Avenue between 83rd and 84th streets in Bay Ridge.

During the robbery, Stuart, 42, allegedly pulled out a firearm and removed a wallet from an employee. The wallet contained $50 and credit cards, police said.

Stuart allegedly left in a grey 2005 Honda Pilot with the license plate BVX-2687.

No one was injured in the incident, police said.

Stuart fled to Brooklyn after shooting at several police officers in Upstate New York on Friday, according to police.

During that incident, police responded to reports of a man firing shots at Ellenville Regional Hospital, in the Catskill Mountains about 75 miles southwest of Albany.

State police said no one was injured in the incident, which occurred around 1 a.m.

A statement issued by the hospital Friday morning stated the shooting occurred in the emergency department and involved a patient. The hospital has reopened.

Stuart fled the scene in a vehicle that was later found in nearby Napanoch, officials said.

Stuart is 5 feet, 8 inches to 6 feet tall, and weights about 155 pounds. He was last seen wearing a black and white shirt, and dark pants.

Anyone who sees Stuart is urged to immediately call 911. You can also 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. Spanish-speaking callers are asked to dial 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).

The Associated Press contributed to this report.