Cops Catch Youth Who ‘Robbed SIX Teens at Knifepoint in Red Hook and Carroll Gardens’

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A teenager who has been connected to the attempted robbery of six school-age children over a two-day spree is in custody, according to police. He is yet to be charged with a crime.

Victims told police that the boy approached them on their way to school in Red Hook and Carroll Gardens, brandishing a knife or box cutter and demanding a dollar.

The series of mostly unsuccessful attempted robberies occurred on May 20 and May 22, reports show.

The “dollar bandit,” as the Brooklyn Paper calls him, began bright and early at 7:20 am last Monday by stopping a 12-year-old on Court Street and Second Place. After the suspect accosted the victim with a knife and demanded a dollar, the victim resisted and escaped unharmed, police said.

Two days later the alleged thief was more successful. He managed to get a dollar from a 13-year-old boy on Smith and President streets. Later he approached a 14-year-old in the same spot and demanded more money. The suspect got away with the victim’s wallet.

Later that day, the suspect attempted, and failed, to rob a 15-year-old using a box cutter.

According to the police, none of the victims were harmed in the string of robberies.

Cops Catch Youth Who ‘Robbed SIX Teens at Knifepoint in Red Hook and Carroll Gardens’