Man Arrested In Connection With String Of Manhattan Robberies

Police have arrested a man they say was behind a string of robberies in Manhattan.

Police say 65-year-old Frank Peterson carried out eight robberies since October.

The latest happened Monday at a building near 127th Street and 5th Avenue in East Harlem, according to police.

Police say Peterson approached a 78-year-old woman from behind as she was checking her mailbox.

They say he then put a knife to her throat and took two rings and cash before running away.

Police say the other robberies took place in Morningside Heights and the Upper East Side. They say all of the victims were women.

Peterson has been charged with robbery and burglary.


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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.