Ithaca Police say one arrest could solve three armed robberies from over the last several weeks.
Early morning on December 17 a man flashed what looked like a gun at the Mirabito on Dryden Road in the Town of Dryden.
Two days later, it was the Byrne Dairy on North Meadow Street.
On Christmas Eve a little after 4 am, another robbery at the Shortstop Deli on West Seneca Street in Ithaca.
Area police agencies teamed up and Wednesday, Curt Rosenfeld, 32, of Ithaca, was arrested and charged with the three armed robberies.
Following arraignments, police say he is awaiting bail in the Tompkins County Jail.
Regarding the arrests, IPD Chief of Police Pete Tyler stated “This was outstanding work by all of the officers and investigators involved. Sharing resources, developing information together, and tracking down leads together is the epitome of teamwork in law enforcement. Today’s arrests are really the result of hard work and determination by everyone involved. Old fashioned police work solved these cases and I am glad we all worked together to accomplish the goal of arresting the perpetrator of these crimes”.