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Armed robber targets elderly victims in Brooklyn

In each of the incidents, the suspect approaches the victim, displays a firearm and demands jewelry. (NYPD) In each of the incidents, the suspect approaches the victim, displays a firearm and demands jewelry. Credit: NYPD

An armed robber preying on elderly victims in Brooklyn has now struck 14 times, police said.

In each of the incidents, the suspect approaches the victim, displays a silver firearm and demands the victim's jewelry, police said.

The suspect has robbed 14 people between July 10 and July 31. Most of the victims have been over the age of 60, according to police.

The robberies have occurred in Canarsie, Flatlands and East Flatbush.

Police have released a surveillance photo of the suspect. He is described as 18 to 25 years old, between 5-foot-2 and 5-foot-5 and 150 lbs. with a slim build.

Anyone with information about the suspect is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477).

 
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