Police Search for Armed Man in Attempted BP Gas Station Robberies - NBC New York

Police Search for Armed Man in Attempted BP Gas Station Robberies

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    Police Search for Armed Man in Attempted BP Gas Station Robberies
    The suspect in the two attempted robberies at BP gas stations.

    A man with a gun tried to rob at least two Brooklyn businesses on Sunday, but came away empty-handed both times, police say.

    The first attempted robbery was on Sunday at 11:15 a.m. in Greenpoint.

    The ski-mask-shrouded suspect walked into a BP Gas Station on Morgan Avenue and placed a gun to the head of a 50-year-old customer. The suspect then pulled the customer over to the counter and pointed the gun at a 55-year-old employee, demanding money, police said.

    The employee refused to hand over the cash and the suspect tried to grab money from the cash register but wasn’t able to and fled the business empty-handed.

    The alleged robber struck again just after 1 p.m. in Bushwick, according to police.

    This time the suspect entered a BP Gas Station on Bushwick Avenue, took out a handgun and demanded money from a 63-year-old employee.

    The man behind the counter refused to give the attempted robber money, and he took off on foot empty-handed.

    Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS.
     

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