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Thieving Duo Sought in East, West Village Robberies: Cops

Manahttan robbery pattern

Cops are looking for two thieves who allegedly have been stealing random amounts of cash from store registers in both the East and West villages after threatening employees verbally or physically, authorities say.

So far the NYPD has linked two cases to the pattern. In the most recent case, on May 11, investigators say the two suspects walked into a shop on Christopher Street. One allegedly pulled a gun out in front of an employee. Then the two took $153 from the register and about $370 in merchandise before fleeing the scene.

The other robbery happened two days before, on May 9, police said. In that case, the same two men allegedly walked into a business on Avenue B, walked up to a store employee and threatened him verbally as they demanded property.

They ultimately stole $265 from the register before running off.

No injuries were reported in either case.

Authorities released surveillance images of the suspects (above). Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS.

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