Robbery suspect targeting elderly in Brooklyn

August 1, 2013 7:58:49 AM PDT
The search is on for a man who has pulled off nearly a dozen robberies in Brooklyn, with many of the victims in their 60's and 70's.

The robberies have all occurred over the past three weeks.

In each of the 11 incidents, polce say the suspect approaches elderly victims, displays a silver firearm and demands the victim's jewelry.

The oldest of the victims was 78 years old.

Investigators have released a surveillance photo of the suspect, who is described as a black male, with a light complexion, approximately 18-25 years-old, 5'2"- 5'5", 150 lbs., with a slim build and was seen wearing a light colored baseball hat.

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