If these guys continue to do what they’re doing, the price of gas and bread could go up again.
Police throughout the borough are following the trail of two gun-toting thugs responsible for 19 heists — nine of which took place in southern Brooklyn.
Investigators said that the two suspects robbed gas stations and convenience stores throughout Bensonhurst, Mill Basin, Canarsie and Bay Ridge stretching back to mid-October.
Sources said that the two thieves toggle between Brooklyn and Queens. Many of the robberies took place on the same day, they said.
In Canarsie, for example, thieves hit two convenience stores at the corner of East 105th Street and Flatlands Avenue and on Remsen Avenue on November 14.
Then, two days later, they came back to the neighborhood, robbing a gas station near the corner of Flatlands Avenue and East 84th Street.
The robberies began on October 18 in Queens.
The thieves then crossed the border on October 30, where they robbed a convenience store on Avenue M and East 50th Street.
The suspects are also responsible for robbing locations on Nostrand Avenue near Kings Highway (November 4), 29th Street in Sunset Park (November 9) Third Avenue and 73rd Street in Bay Ridge (November 11) and Avenue N and East 47th Street in Mill Basin (also November 11).
Police said that their last robbery was just after 2 a.m. on December 1, when they knocked over a grocery on New Utrecht Avenue and 73rd Street.
The two men, they said, work in tandem.
One apparently goes in as a customer and then the second man comes in with a white mask over his face.
They then pull guns and demand employees empty out the cash register.
Police did not disclose just how much money the thieves have taken over the last two months.
No injuries have been reported.
Cops are asking anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of these two men to come forward.
Calls can be made to the NYPD CrimeStoppers hotline at (800) 577-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential.
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