'Ice pick bandit' suspect charged in robberies

December 8, 2010 3:20:38 AM PST
The NYPD has charged a suspect in a string of frightening elevator robberies targeting women and involving an ice pick.

John Martinez, 39, is charged with robbery, criminal possession of a weapon, grand larceny and criminal possession of stolen property.

The NYPD had released surveillance video of the so-called "ice pick bandit."

Investigators say Martinez, of the Bronx, is behind at least six robberies since November 10.

Authorities arrested him on a fugitive-from-justice warrant in Cliffside Park, New Jersey on Saturday night.

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