Fake UPS Push-In Robbery Suspect Arrested
Police believe they have the guy who was going around pretending to be a UPS man, tying up the people who let him in, and stealing their stuff. In most of the seven Manhattan cases to which he is tied, between October 8th and November 3rd, the perp merely broke or pushed in, but twice he announced himself as a representative of Big Brown before overpowering the occupants, tying them up, and taking jewelry, electronics, and other valuables. The suspect is identified as William Rodriguez, 52, who has 17 priors including an attempted shooting of a police officer. He was laying up in a Bronx hotel when the cops got him.
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