Police: Man linked to more than a dozen local robberies

By Brandi Bailey

April 9, 2014 Updated Apr 10, 2014 at 6:45 AM EST

Binghamton, N.Y. (WBNG Binghamton) Binghamton Police arrested a man Tuesday night who they say is responsible for more than a dozen robberies in the area.

Christopher J. Walsh, 31, was arrested by Binghamton police just after 9 p.m. He was charged with three counts of felony robbery.

Police said Walsh entered the LeRoy Package Store, at 64 LeRoy St., wearing dark clothing, sunglasses and a mask.

He flashed what turned out to be a BB gun to the clerk and then demanded money.

The clerk put $400 to $500 dollars in a bag before Walsh fled the scene in a 2000 Acura.

He was then chased before being taken into custody by Binghamton police who were forced to use a stun gun to subdue him.

"We feel our case is strong for the robbery last night. He's admitted to others and we're confident we'll be linking him to many more in the coming weeks," said Binghamton Police Chief Joseph Zikuski.

Binghamton police say the challenge with finding Walsh was his lack of a permanent address. He also had no vehicle registered to his name.

Zikuski said he anticipates more charges in the coming weeks for Walsh, when the case is handed over to a grand jury.

Walsh was taken to the Broome County Jail without bail.