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Authorities Make Arrest In Ice Pick Bandit Case

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Ice Pick Bandit (credit: CBS 2)

Ice Pick Bandit (credit: CBS 2)

NEW YORK (CBS 2/1010 WINS) – Police may have caught a man responsible for a series of muggings in the Big Apple.

1010 WINS’ Juliet Papa reports

Investigators confirm a man matching the description of the suspect was arrested in Bergen County over the weekend.

NYPD officers were working Monday to bring the man to New York City for questioning and plan to put him in line-ups.

The so-called “Ice Pick Bandit” has been terrorizing women in Manhattan and the Bronx over the past month, following them in elevators and stealing their valuables.

The alleged bandit has struck at least six times. The most recent attacks were reported last Thursday in Stuyvesant Town. Police said two women were held up in an elevator by a man who threatened them with what looked like an ice pick.

1010 WINS’ Juliet Papa reports the person of interest, identified as 39-year-old John Martinez, was picked up on a tip. Martinez is said to be an ex-con wanted in a separate case.

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