A “violent” robber arrested in connection with more than a dozen violent robberies at knifepoint in Manhattan and Brooklyn has gone to court.
Nicolas Girardot, 26, was charged Friday with six counts of robbery, two counts of assault and grand theft after being identified as a suspect earlier this week.
At least seven of the incidents occurred in Manhattan and one in Brooklyn.
Giraldo Suspect crime The spree began last month on May 7, beginning with a 39-year-old man on West 16th Street who began holding people at knifepoint.
The suspect threatened the victim with a knife during the incident and demanded that the man stand watch, but the victim escaped unharmed.
Nicolas Girardot, 26, is a burglary suspect arrested in a series of violent robberies at knifepoint in Manhattan and Brooklyn.
Giraldo was charged with six counts of robbery, two counts of assault and grand larceny after being finally identified earlier this week.
Nicholas Giraldo, 25, walks out of the 6th Precinct in Manhattan on Friday.
“He’s a pretty violent dude,” New York Police Department Chief of Detectives James Esig said. “He approached, stabbed a knife into someone’s face and body, and took away headphones and belongings. He will leave in earnest in June,” the chief said.
A few weeks later, on June 5, Giraldo allegedly robbed two more people.
A 24-year-old man was stabbed and his cell phone stolen while he was standing on 57th Street near the entrance to Central Park.
The victim suffered lacerations to his right hand and torso and was taken to Mount Sinai West Hospital in stable condition.
A few days later, on June 9, a cell phone and wallet were stolen from a 24-year-old man on Grand Street in Manhattan.
Giraldo’s photo circulated on social media for arrest by NYPD
Nicolas Girardot has been photographed appearing in Manhattan Criminal Court for a series of robberies at knifepoint.he is in custody and has not yet been released
The suspect demanded property after pushing the victim to the ground.
Girardo is accused of assaulting a 55-year-old man in Brooklyn Heights on the morning of June 13.
At that time, he said, “My bag and wallet were forcibly taken out.” [holding $300] And a laptop,” police said.
A man was stabbed in the arm while trying to retrieve his belongings.
“To be honest, I was very upset. It felt very violent,” said one eyewitness. Brooklyn Eagle.
Later that same week, on June 19, two robberies occurred on East 35th Street in Murray Hill, Manhattan, stealing $550 worth of expensive jewelry.
NYPD investigation finds Girard was involved in a citywide robbery pattern
In many of the incidents, Giraldo allegedly threatened victims with knives and stabbed them several times.
Girardo was finally arrested on suspicion of stabbing a man in Brooklyn Heights early Friday morning.
A 55-year-old man’s watch was stolen. In the incident, Giraldo allegedly grabbed the victim and stabbed him in the abdomen while pushing him against a wall. Victim was transported to Bellevue in stable condition.
Later that same day, on the same street, a watch and ring worth $15,000 were stolen from a 68-year-old man.
On June 19, a necklace was stolen from a 40-year-old man on nearby Madison Avenue.
Giraldo said he again pressed the knife to the man’s abdomen.
About 10 of them Girardot was seen wearing a yellow “Precision Electric” shirt during the robbery, but it is unclear if he worked for the company.
Girard was finally arrested early Friday morning on suspicion of stabbing another man in Brooklyn Heights.
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