HACKENSACK, NJ (AP) – A person of interest in New York City’s so-called ice pick robberies is awaiting an extradition hearing in New Jersey.
Authorities arrested John Martinez on a fugitive-from-justice warrant in Cliffside Park on Saturday night.READ MORE: New Jersey Officials Warn Storm Will Bring Dangerous Mix Of Snow, Freezing Rain And Strong Winds
Spokeswoman Carole Claren-Weaver with the New York State Division of Parole told The Record newspaper the 39-year-old Bronx resident is a person of interest in the six robberies that occurred from Nov. 10 through Thursday.
An NYPD spokesman says the victims were confronted by a man with an ice pick in elevators in buildings in the Bronx and Manhattan. Money, jewelry or personal items were taken.READ MORE: New Yorkers Urged To Wrap Up Holiday Weekend Travel Before Sunday Evening Storm
No one was injured.
It’s not clear whether Martinez has hired an attorney.MORE NEWS: Storm Watch: CBS2's Forecast For Sunday Storm
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