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SUNSET PARK – Police are looking for three individuals wanted in connection with the robbery of a tobacco shop in Sunset Park on the morning of Monday, December 18.

Around 6:30 am, three men entered The Big Discount City Tobacco House at 4802 4th Avenue, at 48th Street. One of the men drew a gun and directed the store clerk into the bathroom, said police. The suspects rummaged the store, stealing tobacco products, then opened the register and took about $2300 in cash. They left the clerk unharmed.

Police described the three suspects as two black men in their twenties and one Middle Eastern man of the same age. Surveillance video of the incident can be seen below:

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SUNSET PARK – Police said they’re looking for one suspect related to a commercial burglary in Sunset Park last week.

At about 4:30 am on Monday, December 11, an individual forced entry into Liang Fanf #1, Inc. at 101 58th Street, near the Brooklyn Army Terminal, said police. Inside, the suspect stole cash box with $450 in it.

Police described the suspect as a white man with a beard, 25-35 years old, and around160-180 lbs. Surveillance photos are available below:

CYPRESS HILLS – Police are looking for four men wanted in connection with the violent robbery of a bicyclist earlier in December.

The attack occurred around 10:30 pm on Monday, December 4, in front of 126 Warwick Street, off Arlington Avenue, said police. Four individuals attacked the 40-year old victim as he was riding a motorized bicycle, pushing him off the bike and repeatedly hitting and kicking him in the face and body. Police said the victim escaped with his bicycle, having suffered bruises and lacerations, but wasn’t hospitalized.

Police described the suspects as four black men in dark clothing. Surveillance video of the incident can be seen below:

Anyone with information in regard to any of these incidents is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).  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. All calls are strictly confidential.

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