By Ben Fractenberg
MANHATTAN — Police said they have arrested four men and are looking for three more in connection with a string of at least 19 robberies throughout the city since August.
The suspects have held up businesses including laundromats, restaurants and gas stations, the police said. The men robbed the establishments, sometimes at gunpoint, demanding money and cigarettes, and then fleeing in a grey Ford Windstar, according to NYPD.
The men, who are all in their early to mid twenties, are involved in at least three Manhattan heists, according to police. On Monday, Nov. 1, they allegedly robbed a restaurant at 215 East 16th St. The same day police said they also hit a dollar store at 228 Nagle Avenue in Inwood. That Friday they held up a Laundromat at on Eighth Avenue between West 132nd and West 133rd streets, police said.
The four men already arrested are Joseph Suce, 24, from Brooklyn; Arvel Bullock, 40, from Manhattan; Xzavian Woney, 21, from the Bronx; and Fred Littles, 41, from Brooklyn.
Anyone with information on the robberies can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS. You can also give information online at www.nypdcrimestoppers.com.