Police believe the same two people are involved in robbing the same deli on Monday and then on Tuesday.
The deli where both robberies took place is the Habibi Deli at 2761 Fulton Street. On Monday, July 3rd, at 2:48 a.m., police say two people entered the deli and one "displayed a black firearm to an employee and demanded money. The individual then forcibly removed approximately $700 cash from the cash register." The suspects then fled south on Miller Avenue.
Then, on July 4th, at 2:56 a.m., the same two people returned, according to police who described the encounter: "One individual displayed a black firearm to an employee and followed him around the counter, where the individual removed approximately $500 cash from the cash register. The second individual then removed approximately $70 cash from the employee's pants pocket." Again, the suspects fled south on Miller Avenue.
No one was injured in either incident.
The first suspect is described as being about 20 years old, 5'7" tall and 160-170 pounds. The NYPD says, "During both incidents he was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, dark sweatpants, black sneakers, white gloves and displayed a black firearm. During Incident #1 he was carrying a red backpack."
The other suspect is described as having a slim build; according to police, "During Incident #1 he was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, a white t-shirt, black pants and black sneakers." During the second robbery "he was wearing a black & white hooded jacket with a distinctive pattern, black pants and black sneakers."
The police also released surveillance video from both incidents:
Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS or for Spanish 1-888-57-PISTA (74782)The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers Website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or texting their tips to 274637(CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All calls are kept strictly confidential.