Manhattan robber tying up workers, robbing businesses

Police are searching for the suspect who has pulled off a string of robberies in Manhattan since last November.

In the most recent incident, police say he tied up and tasered a bodega worker in the West Village Sunday night.

As the clerk lay helpless on the floor, the man looked around for valuable electronic cigarettes, seemingly unaware of the camera recording his every move.

He shocked the clerk several more times before taking off with $1,800, 7 cartons of cigarettes, and 29 lottery scratch off games.

"I was scared because he had a gun, he pulled the gun on me, he had a taser and I don't know what else he had, so I'm scared and nervous," said the clerk.

In each of the seven incidents, police say the suspect enters businesses, displays a firearm, ties up the employees, and removes cash and cigarettes.

The suspect is described as a male, white, 40-50 years of age, approximately 5'08" in height, with a medium build. He was wearing a black Chicago White Sox baseball hat with the word CHICAGO printed across the front.

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 http://WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

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