NEW YORK (1010 WINS/AP) — Police have arrested a man accused of three armed holdups in Central Park that occurred within a 40 minute span.
They say 18-year-old Jesse Wasserman, of New Rochelle, was arrested early Thursday on robbery charges.READ MORE: In Advance Of Omicron's Arrival, New York City Children Flock To Vaccine Pop-Up Sites, Report Few, If Any, Problems
Wasserman was identified by all three victims, police said.
A second suspect was also arrested shortly after the last robbery.
Police say the robberies began late Wednesday near East Drive between 81st and 84th streets. The suspects distracted their victims, all men, by asking for directions.READ MORE: Omicron Variant Was In Europe Before South Africa Sounded Alarm
1010 WINS reporter Carol D’Auria reports police found Wasserman with all the stolen good including a cell phone and wallet taken from a 19-year-old, a bike from a 50-year-old and a backpack from a 35-year-old.
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The police continue to question the second suspect, D’Auria reports.MORE NEWS: 4 Firefighters Injured In Ceiling Collapse Battling Upper East Side Restaurant Fire
(The Associated Press contributed to this report)