The NYPD has released surveillance video of a man wanted in connection with a rash of robberies at fast-food chains and one restaurant in Brooklyn over the past month.
The video released early Wednesday morning was taken from a security camera at Chen’s Garden at 11046 Flatlands Ave., on Jan. 4, around 9:30 p.m.
The suspect entered the restaurant holding a knife, then tried to jump over the counter as the cashier backed away. Several kitchen workers confronted the suspect, using metal utensils and a wooden stool to fend him off. The would-be robber fled empty-handed.
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Authorities say three prior incidents involving the same suspect also took place along Flatlands Avenue.
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Around 10:25 p.m. on Dec. 19, the suspect allegedly handed a 20-year-old female employee of Dunkin Donuts a note demanding money, and made off with about $320 cash.
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On Dec. 29, around 11:55 p.m., the suspect was handed $876 cash after waving a knife at a 26-year-old female worker of KFC/Taco Bell, police said.
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The suspect demanded money from a 24-year-old male Baskin-Robbins ice cream store employee around 9:08 p.m., on Jan. 4, and received $533 cash, police said.
The man was last seen wearing an orange hooded sweatshirt, light jeans and work boots.