BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — A Buffalo man was arrested following a string of armed robberies, according to the Buffalo Police Department.
Jarmel Caldwell, 27, was charged with robbery in the second degree for each of the following incidents:
Monday, Jan. 9 at approximately 10:45 a.m. at a store on Walden Avenue
Wednesday, Jan. 11 at approximately 4:10 p.m. at a store on Genesee Street
Wednesday, Jan. 11 at approximately 4:30 p.m. at a store on Fillmore Avenue
Wednesday, Jan. 11 at approximately 4:40 p.m. at a store on Mills Street
Sunday, Jan. 15 at approximately 12:30 a.m. in a taxi at the intersection of Walden Avenue and Summer Place
According to police, hundreds of dollars in cash, jewelry, and a pair of sneakers were taken.
Following an investigation, police say detectives discovered the armed robberies were linked and a suspect was identified as Caldwell, who police later apprehended.
Upon his arrest, police say Caldwell was in possession of an illicit substance, suspected to be crack cocaine. He was additionally charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree.
Police say they will continue to investigate.
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