NEW YORK — Police have arrested a suspect in a string of robberies of women in Manhattan.

Frank Peterson was being held on Saturday on charges of robbery and burglary.

The NYPD says the 65-year-old Peterson is a suspect in eight robberies beginning in late October. The latest incident was on Monday, when police say he pulled a knife on a 78-year-old victim inside her apartment building and stole two rings and cash before fleeing.

Police also believe Peterson armed himself with a screwdriver and robbed a woman earlier this month after following her into her building. They say two days later he cornered another woman in an elevator and took $10 from her.

The name of an attorney for Peterson wasn’t immediately available.

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