Over $8K in cash, cigs, lotto tickets stolen in Brooklyn burglary spree; suspect sought


NEW YORK (WCBS 880)--  Police are searching for a man who they believe robbed seven small businesses in Brooklyn over three weeks, netting him more than $8,000 in cash, lotto tickets and cigarettes.

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The NYPD released video of a suspect Tuesday as they continue to investigate.

The burglaries took place between May 19 and June 9 in the neighborhoods of Bath Beach, Homecrest, Gravesend and Bensonhurst.

The man cut security gates and smashed a glass door to gain entry to some of the establishments.

The suspect during one of the burglaries in Brooklyn
The suspect during one of the burglaries in Brooklyn. Photo credit DCPI

The suspect stole over $6,000 in cash, $1,500 in lottery tickets and $800 in cigarettes, police said.

All of the break-ins took place between 2 a.m. and 6:30 a.m., when the businesses were closed.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS.