By Sabina Mollot
Cops are looking for a man who robbed a Ricky’s beauty supply store in Kips Bay at gunpoint.
Police said that on Wednesday night, the man walked into the business at 369 Third Avenue and 27th Street, turned a gun on a worker and demanded cash. The employee turned over $217 and the robber fled north on Third Avenue. No one was injured in the incident.
The suspect is described as being black, in his 40s and about 5 ft. 8 ins. tall.
Representatives for Ricky’s, which has 19 locations, declined to comment.
Anyone with information is asked to call the 13th Precinct Detective Squad at (212) 477-7444.
UPDATE: Police have linked the suspect to two other robberies.
On Sunday, February 18 at approximately 10:35 p.m., police believe the same man turned a gun on an employee at a Harlem 7-Eleven at 1400 5th Avenue. He then jumped over the counter and helped himself to $100 from the register before fleeing.
On Sunday, March 11 at almost 9 p.m., the man robbed a 47-year-old woman in her car in Brooklyn. Police say he opened the door of a Ford Explorer that was double parked in front of a Brooklyn bakery at 139 Smith Street and turned a gun on the driver. The victim was able to escape the car, but the gunman got away with her purse, which contained $200 in cash, four credit cards and four debit cards. The suspect fled east on Dean Street.