NEW YORK – New York City police say a low-end clothing dealer arrested in the killings of three shopkeepers was recognized by a pharmacy worker as the balding man shown in surveillance footage.
Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly says 63-year-old Salvatore Perrone (pehr-OHN') of Staten Island was arrested Wednesday on murder charges in the Brooklyn shooting deaths.
Police recovered a bag containing a sawed-off rifle believed to have been used in the killings. They say Perrone appeared on surveillance footage carrying the bag moments after the most recent shooting, last Friday.
The other killings happened in July and August. All three shopkeepers were men alone in stores that had no video cameras.
Perrone is in custody and can't be reached for comment. It's unclear if he has a lawyer. A message left on his cellphone hasn't been returned.