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Police Arrest Suspect In Bronx Bodega Hold-Ups

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A Bronx man was arraigned in connection with a string of armed robberies at the borough's bodegas that was first reported by NY1.

Investigators say Jose Nales, 32, turned himself in over the weekend and was arraigned on robbery, assault and weapons charges, among others.

Nales is believed to be one of two men who robbed seven Bronx bodegas since January 7. Authorities say he is seen in surveillance video holding a shotgun.

The arrest comes as police investigate another holdup on East 174th Street from early Wednesday morning, to determine if it was part of the same pattern.

The head of the Bodega Association of the United States believes Wednesday's robbery is part of the same crime pattern.

"It was like the number eight robbery so we saw the video already and we believe it's the same people that are robbing bodegas since two months ago," said The Bodega Association President Jose Fernandez.

No one was seriously hurt in the robbery spree.

Anyone with information about the latest case is being asked to contact Crime Stoppers by calling 1-800-577-TIPS, by texting TIP577 to CRIMES, or by going to NYPDCrimeStoppers.com.

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