NEW YORK (CBS 2/1010 WINS) — Police may have caught a man responsible for a series of muggings in the Big Apple.
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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.READ MORE: Cyberattack Prompts Major Pipeline From Texas To New Jersey To Shut Down
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.MORE NEWS: Suspect Charged With Murder, Arson For Bronx Apartment Fire That Killed 2 In 2018
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.