The serial robber who has been targeting six businesses—and threatening employees with a knife— in the East Village, Nolita and SoHo is behind yet another incident, according to police. And this time, he got away with $1,000.
The latest robbery took place at Wine Therapy, located at 171 Elizabeth Street, on Friday, February 27th at around 9:43 p.m. Two suspects entered, brandished a knife and took $1,000 in cash and fled. Video shows a store employee handing over the money while the suspects hover:
Here's how the police describe the earlier robberies (one suspect is involved in all seven incidents, while a second male suspect was involved in the February 27th robbery, as well as the first one on January 23rd):
Sketch of suspect involved in all seven robberies (DCPI)
2 (9th Pct): On Friday, January 23, 2015 at approximately 1645 hours, the suspect entered Bond Street Chocolate, located at 63 East Bond Street, and removed $250 dollars and fled.
3 (5th Pct): On Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at approximately 2000 hours, the suspect entered an art gallery located at 262 Mott Street and removed $55 in cash and fled.
4 (5th Pct): On Friday, January 30, 2015 at approximately 1940 hours, the suspect entered a clothing store located at 251 Elizabeth Street, but fled without any proceeds.
5 (5th Pct): On Saturday, February 21, 2015 at approximately 1350 hours, the suspect entered a clothing store located at 260 Mott Street and removed $275 in cash and fled to parts unknown.
6 (1st Pct): On Monday, February 23, 2015 at approximately 1915 hours, the suspect entered Molton Brown, located at 128 Spring Street, and removed $400 in cash and fled.
Anyone with information in regards to these incidents is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS. 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.