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'Fro-Yo Bandit' Wanted for 11 Brooklyn Robberies, Police Say

By Aidan Gardiner | November 9, 2012 8:57am

BROOKLYN — He's got a taste for cash.

Police are hunting a brazen thief in connection to 11 robberies of Brooklyn businesses, including one frozen yogurt shop he hit three times, the NYPD said.

During each robbery, which occurred over the past month, the suspect whipped out a gun, demanded money, and fled, police said.

No one was injured in any of the incidents, according to police.

Cops said the businesses, in Park Slope, Carroll Gardens, Fort Greene and Downtown Brooklyn, include sandwich shops, cleaners, a hair salon, and a movie theater, among others.

The thief took over $1,600 from his first four robberies beginning Oct. 17 of an ice cream parlor, a Tasti-D-Lite frozen yogurt shop, and a Subway sandwich shop, police said.

The suspect is said to have held-up the Tasti-D-Lite at 339 7th Ave. three times taking at least $600, police said.

The man also attempted to rob the Subway sandwich shop at 713 Fulton St. on October 30, but was unsuccessful, cops said.

Police described the suspect as about 6-feet-tall, roughly 120 pounds, and between 40 and 50-years-old. Video from the robberies shows the suspect with close cropped black hair and a mustache. 

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477).  The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.