Ice pick robbery suspect charged in 2 more stickups

(AP) - A parolee already accused of wielding an icepick in a series of robberies in Bronx elevators has beencharged with two more similar muggings.

John Martinez is being held without bail after being arraignedMonday on charges of robbing two women in elevators in a Bronxapartment complex on Nov. 14. Bronx prosecutors say he was armedwith a knife in one holdup and an ice pick in the other.

Prosecutors say security cameras recorded both incidents.

Martinez was charged earlier this month with three muggings inelevators in a Manhattan apartment complex. No victims were hurt.

Martinez' lawyers didn't immediately return calls Monday.

The 39-year-old was arrested on a parole-violation warrantearlier this month in Cliffside Park, N.J.

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