Police make arrest in ice-pick robberiesPosted: Updated:
Police say a Bronx man wanted in connection with numerous robberies has been arrested in New Jersey.
Officials say the so-called "ice-pick bandit," 39-year-old John Martinez, would follow women into elevators in Co-op City, demand their property and take off. They say he was armed with an ice pick or a knife.
New York City Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly says an anonymous tip led authorities to Martinez.
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