Suspect, 21, Sought in Violent Brooklyn Robberies

Tuesday, Oct 9, 2012  |  Updated 5:26 PM EDT
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Suspect, 21, Sought in Violent Brooklyn Robberies

NYPD

Faisal Shafi

Police are searching for a 21-year-old man believed to be behind a pair of violent home robberies in the Bay Ridge section of Brooklyn. 

The first happened Wednesday, Sept. 21, at about 3:15 p.m., when the robber forced his way into an apartment on Bay Parkway near 86th Street, police said. He assaulted the 47-year-old victim, and stole cash and electronics.

Then on Monday, Oct. 1, at about 9:30 a.m., he forced his way into 7267 7th Avenue, assaulted the 41-year-old woman living there and again stole cash. 

Both victims were treated at a hospital and released. 

Police have identified the suspect as 21-year-old Faisal Shafi of Stillwell Avenue in Brooklyn. He is about 5 feet 10 inches and 150 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential

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