ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - A man accused of terrorizing several Albuquerque businesses is now in custody.
Police say the suspect is tied to at least two knife-point robberies, but they're now investigating a connection to several more.
Police say in one case he held the knife against an employees throat each time demanding cash.
But the brazen bandit was caught on camera. The video was shown on TV, and that's what led to his arrest.
Bernard Fernando, 30, faced a judge Saturday on charges of armed robbery and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
Police believe he's the man in the video from a robbery at a J. C. Penney store on Menaul Boulevard NE.
Police say Fernando asked for change from a $20 bill and then demanded all the cash in the drawer.
The man police described as dangerous apparently told the clerk, "I have kids to feed. I'm sorry."
Police say video shows Fernando doing the same thing at the My Jewels store on San Pedro Drive NE.
After the video and details of the robberies were plastered on the news someone called police and turned Fernando in.
A criminal complaint alleges Fernando robbed at least seven businesses in northeast Albuquerque since late March.
At Fernando's arraignment Saturday the judge continued the bond set at his arrest, $50,000.
Police say five more similar armed robberies occurred in April. In several of those instances witnesses saw the suspect wearing a Denver Broncos hat and also the suspect's car leaving the stores that were robbed.
Police are also investigating whether or not a second person was involved in the robberies.
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