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Fulton man robbed 3 Syracuse-area stores in just more than 4 hours, state police say –

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A Fulton man has been accused of robbing three stores in just more than four hours on Saturday, according to New York State Police.

David J. Pastorell, 58, of Fulton, was charged with second-degree robbery, two counts of third-degree robbery and fourth-degree criminal mischief, police said.


Just after 7:10 a.m. on Saturday, Pastorell entered a Tops gas station on Brewerton Road in Clay, stole $90 from the cashier and drove away in a Chevrolet Malibu, police said. At 10:45 a.m., Pastorell demanded money from a cashier at a Burger King on Thompson Road in DeWitt, police said. Pastorell and the cashier had a “brief struggle” before Pastorell lunged over the counter, stole the cash drawer and left, police said.

The cashier was treated for a wrist injury at the scene and released, according to police.

Village of North Syracuse police investigated a similar robbery at 11:28 p.m. at a Sunoco on East Taft Road in Cicero, police said. Pastorell was identified as a suspect in that robbery and arrested, according to police.

Pastorell was previously arrested by the North Syracuse Police Department for robbing a 7-11 in November 2018, according to state police.

He is set to be arraigned in centralized arraignment court.

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