Brooklyn teen arrested in seven armed robberies

January 30, 2014 5:12:23 AM PST
An 18-year-old man is in custody, accused of seven robberies and attempted robberies in Brooklyn.

Police say surveillance video shows DeSean Walcott threatening restaurant workers in East Flatbush two weeks ago.

He allegedly robbed Carrasco's Grocery Store on Flatbush Avenue of $600 around 3:30 p.m. on January 17. He also hit the Sip & Chat Restaurant on Avenue D just after midnight they day before, but left empty handed.

In both incidents, authorities say Walcott brandished a pair of firearms.

Walcott, of Brooklyn, was arrested Wednesday night and charged with the above two incidents as well as five others.

He is charged with seven counts of robbery.