Cops hunting suspect in armed-robbery spree

Hold-up: The robber put on a ski mask and stole $500 at gunpoint from the Mill Basin Stop bodega on the corner of Avenue U and Mill Avenue on Sept. 16 at 9:44 pm, according to police.
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Police are seeking the public’s help identifying a gunman suspected of going on an armed-robbery spree across Southern Brooklyn, stealing several hundred dollars from two gas stations and a bodega within less than two hours on the night of Sept. 16.

The authorities said that the rampaging robber displayed a silver and black handgun and demanded money from the clerk inside a Shell gas station at the corner of Knapp Street and Avenue Y at 8:30 pm. He took an unknown amount of money and fled in an unknown direction, according to police.

At 9:44 pm, he entered the Mill Basin Stop bodega at the corner of Avenue U and Mill Avenue, disguising his face with a ski mask, and robbed $500 from the store, police said.

His third and last port of call was the Allegiance gas station at the corner of Ocean Avenue and Avenue O, where he entered the store demanding money, but this time without wearing his ski mask, according to police. He bagged another $190 and fled the scene.

The authorities describe the suspect as a male, 25–30 years old, approximately 5-foot-9, and 160 pounds. He was last seen wearing a black Nike tracksuit with white stripes down the arm and legs, a green hoodie, a dark-colored baseball hat and black and white flip flops, according to police.

Anyone with information in regards to these incidents is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers website at or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

Reach reporter Kevin Duggan at (718) 260–2511 or by e-mail at Follow him on Twitter @kduggan16.
Updated 2:33 pm, September 21, 2018
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Bikerchick from Sheepshead Bay says:
I usually use that Shell and was in there earlier in the day. Very sad because the guys at the station are really nice. This bonehead probably has a serious habit that he has to fuel. Hope he gets caught soon before more businesses get hit.
Sept. 21, 7:35 am
Ariana from Mill basin says:
This is not in sheepshead bay, It's in Mill basin.
Sept. 21, 2 pm
Am goodridge from Crown heights says:
I think the 63rd & the 61st preicents needs to use as a impact zone to crackdown on these armed young cowards by using stop&frisk that can stop terrorized their good neighborhoods
Sept. 22, 5:33 pm

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