VIDEO: Brazen Gas Station Robber in Brooklyn, Queens

One of the attendants who was robbed tells NBC New York of his frightening experience

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    Police say he robbed a gas station in Greenpoint and Astoria.One of the victims shares what happened during the frightening ordeal with NBC 4 New York. Gus Rosendale reports. (Published Thursday, Feb 2, 2012)

    Police are searching for a brazen gunman suspected of going on an armed robbery spree of gas stations through Brooklyn and Queens early Tuesday.

    Surveillance video captured the suspect's first hit at a Gulf station on McGuinness Boulevard in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, at about 3 a.m. Tuesday.

    Search for Suspect in Gas Station Robberies

    [NY] Search for Suspect in Gas Station Robberies
    Police have released security video of a man who robbed at least two gas stations in Brooklyn and Queens at gunpoint. Ida Siegal reports. (Published Thursday, Feb 2, 2012)

    The robber tried to get through the door but it was locked, according to police. He then shot through the glass, then the attendant in the torso. The suspect took cash from the register and fled.

    The attendant is recovering at the hospital, according to his co-worker at the station.

    Police believe the same man ended up at the a Gulf Station in Astoria about a half-hour later. He allegedly showed his gun to the attendant and demanded money from his pocket, also caught on video.

    "He just told me, 'Put your hands up and give me whatever you have,'" Sukhraj Singh told NBC New York. "I said, 'Take it. I'm not saying nothing to you.'"

    Police said the brazen gunman also robbed a customer buying gas there, then took off.

    Singh, who has been robbed before, said he understands the risks in his line of work but doesn't understand how anyone could come close to killing another person over some cash.

    "It's a pretty scary moment," he said. "I hope they catch him."