A few days after showing surveillance video of a robber holding up a number of stores, police have arrested the suspect. Brooklyn resident Herbert Rodriguez was charged with robbery and criminal possession of a weapon in connection to 17 robberies, all below 23rd Street in Manhattan (there's a map at the end of this slideshow) over the past three months.
In one video where the suspect robs a Murray Hill ice cream store, the bandana covering the robber's face falls down. And in each of the robberies, Rodriguez allegedly threatened store owners with a gun - or pretended that he had one.
Rodriguez allegedly robbed stores that ranged from dry cleaners and newsstands to jewelers and clothing stores. No one was hurt during the crimes.