NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A Queens man is facing charges in connection to a string of robberies.
Authorities say 31-year-old Manuel Guzman Breton robbed five grocery stores, two laundromats and one clothing store in April.READ MORE: NYPD: Man Armed With Box Cutter Robbing Grocery Stores In Queens
In each incident, Guzman Breton allegedly threatened employees with a knife or boxcutter.READ MORE: NYPD: Box Cutter Bandit Robbing Grocery Stores In Queens Strikes Again, Slashes Employee
According to officials, he slashed several workers during the robberies.
Guzman Breton is accused of stealing thousands of dollars from the eight businesses.MORE NEWS: Serial Robber Strikes Again In Queens, Slashes 2 More Workers, Police Say
If convicted, he faces up to 20 years in prison.