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2 Wanted in Nearly 30 Armed Bodega Robberies Across NYC

Police say the robbers have hit more than two dozen stores across four boroughs since February

Wednesday, Aug 21, 2013  |  Updated 7:50 AM EDT
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Police are looking for two suspects believed to have robbed nearly 30 bodegas across New York City at gunpoint over the last six months.

Police are looking for two suspects believed to have robbed nearly 30 bodegas across New York City at gunpoint over the last six months.

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Police are looking for two suspects believed to have robbed nearly 30 bodegas across New York City at gunpoint over the last six months. 
 
Authorities say the suspects, both described as being about 6 feet tall, first hit an Upper West Side deli the day before Valentine's Day, and went on a spree, robbing convenience stores in Manhattan, Queens, the Bronx and Brooklyn at an escalating frequency. 

 
They're believed to be behind at least eight armed robberies so far this month, including five in a one-week period between Aug. 8 and Aug. 15, and have been known to hit more than one bodega in a day.
 
In each case, one or both of the suspects walk into the store with a gun and steal cash from the register before fleeing. 
 
Police released surveillance video of one of the stick-ups (above) that shows a man wearing a hooded sweatshirt pointing a gun at the cashier.
 
No injuries have been reported in any of the robberies.
 
Anyone with information about the suspects is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS.
 

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