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The NYPD made an arrest Monday in connection with high-end armed robberies in Manhattan, the Bronx and Queens.


According to police, two suspects in a black Mercedes targeted high-end venues and patrons in the area of ​​West 28 Street and Sixth Avenue in the Flatiron district after 1 p.m. After this the police opened fire on the vehicle. No one was killed, but a suspect was arrested.

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Police did not release details about the shooting and the apprehension as they searched for another suspect.

The first of at least 12 robberies began on August 14 when a 47-year-old man and a 27-year-old walked into the corner of West 30 St. and Broadway after leaving Tao Downtown before 4:30 a.m. Two men got out of a black Mercedes Benz, walked up to the victims, drew a gun and took away a slew of jewelry worth more than $4 million.

The second robbery took place after 1 pm on Saturday. A 34-year-old man had left the Pergola restaurant at 36 West 28th Street and was on his way to Broadway in Chelsea when a black Mercedes Benz came and parked in the corner.

Two men who got out of the car pointed a pistol at the victim. He took from the victim a Cuban necklace, a tennis bracelet and an Audemars watch, which totaled about $100,000.

The NYPD was also investigating a possible connection between the suspects and a shooting outside the trendy Philip Chow restaurant on the Upper East Side.