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Police are looking for two men wanted for a series of robberies that have targeted middle-aged adults and senior citizens in Flatlands this summer.

Police say that in each of the four incidents, the suspects flashed a firearm, stole the victims’ jewelry, and then fled on foot.

The suspects were captured on video during their fourth robbery, according to police.

The both suspect are estimated to be 5-foot-9 and in their 30s. One was wearing a green knitted hat, a dark T-shirt, and dark pants at the time, and the other was wearing a brown T-shirt and a blue and white hat.

Police believe the men are responsible for at least four robberies over the past few weeks:

• July 10 — a 60-year-old man was robbed of his $500 chain on Schenectady, between Avenue K and Flatlands Avenue.

• July 23 — a 53-year-old man was robbed of two chains worth a combined $200 at Utica Avenue and Avenue M.

• Aug. 5 — a 40-year-old man was robbed of his chain and bracelet, worth a combined $3,500, on East 45th Street, between Flatlands Avenue and Avenue K.

• Aug. 6 — a 62-year-old man and a 57-year-old woman were robbed of three bracelets and two necklaces on East 49th Street, between Avenues L and M.

Anyone with information regarding the incidents is asked to call Crime stoppers at (800) 577–8477. The public can also submit tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at www.nypdcrimestoppers.com or by texting tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then entering TIP577.

Posted 12:00 am, August 15, 2014
Reach reporter Vanessa Ogle at vogle@cnglocal.com or by calling (718) 260-4507. Follow her attwitter.com/oglevanessa.
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