A pair of heads-up cops caught a man suspected in in a string of convenience store stickups — after he stopped to gas up his car a half-mile away from his most recent target, cops said Wednesday.
Police were looking for a man in a white hoodie driving a dark Cadillac sedan after someone stuck up the 7-Eleven on Kings Highway by Coney Island Ave. in Sheepshead Bay early Wednesday morning.
Not long after, someone with a similar description hit two more stores, including another 7-Eleven on Nostrand Ave. and Ave. Y.
At 6 a.m., officers Daniel Kim and Daniel Gillen, both assigned to the NYPD’s Strategic Response Group, spotted Benjamin Uzilou, 37, wearing a white hoodie gassing up his Cadillac on Ocean Ave. and Ave. Z — a half-mile away from the latest heist.
They took Uzilou into custody, finding a gun and marijuana in his possession, cops said. The clerk at the Nostrand Ave. store then identified him as the robber.
Police are still working to link him to the other robberies, including eight more heists since Sept. 15.
Cops released photos and video of a suspect in three of those holdups, all committed over the span of an hour and 14 minutes in Brooklyn Sept. 16.
Uzilou is charged with robbery, weapon possession and unlawful possession of marijuana.
Uzilou, who was released on his own recognizance after a February domestic-violence arrest on aggravated harassment charges, awaits arraignment in Brooklyn criminal court.