Man arrested in Cliffside Park faces extradition to NY

(AP) - A person of interest in New York City'sso-called ice pick robberies is awaiting an extradition hearing inNew Jersey.Authorities arrested John Martinez on a

HACKENSACK - (AP) - A person of interest in New York City'sso-called ice pick robberies is awaiting an extradition hearing inNew Jersey.

Authorities arrested John Martinez on a fugitive-from-justicewarrant in Cliffside Park on Saturday night.

Spokeswoman Carole Claren-Weaver with the New York StateDivision of Parole told The Record newspaper the 39-year-old Bronxresident is a person of interest in the six robberies that occurredfrom Nov. 10 through Thursday.

An NYPD spokesman says the victims were confronted by a man withan ice pick in elevators in buildings in the Bronx and Manhattan.Money, jewelry or personal items were taken.

No one was injured.

It's not clear whether Martinez has hired an attorney.

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