PATERSON - A man used a sawed-off shotgun to rob three businesses over a two-hour span in Paterson last night, according to authorities.

Police have released surveillance video from Reinoso's Mini Market in an effort to identify the suspect. A clerk at the market says he fled with $400 in cash.

The suspect also allegedly robbed Tenares Grocery and New Sing Lee Kitchen.

Authorities described the suspect as a Hispanic man with a thin build and goatee.

Anyone with information about the robberies is urged to call police.