Police are asking for the public's assistance in locating a man wanted in connection with two armed robberies of businesses in Park Slope and Cobble Hill.
On Wednesday, Oct. 17 at approximately 9:50 p.m., the suspect entered the Tasti D-Lite at 339 7th Ave. He showed a black firearm, demanded money and then fled on foot with an unknown amount of cash.
Then, on Monday, Oct. 22 at approximately 8:15 p.m., the suspect robbed a 19-year-old employee at Blue Marble Ice Cream at 196 Court St at gunpoint. The employee gave the suspect money he demanded, and then the suspect fled down Court Street in an unknown direction. In total, $337 was stolen from the store.
The suspect is described as black male in his 40's, weighing 180 pounds and standing 6-feet.
A video of the first robbery can be viewed above.
Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto Crime Stoppers' website at www.nypdcrimestoppers.com or by texting their tips to CRIMES (274637), then enter TIP577.
All calls are strictly confidential.