Fulton man arrested for robberies at TOPS gas station, Sunoco and Burger King

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SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — A Fulton man is facing charges for a string of robberies in the Town of Clay, Town of DeWitt and Village of North Syracuse.

New York State Police say 58-year-old David Pastorell robbed the TOPS gas station on Route 11 in the Town of Clay on September 21st, forcibly stealing around $90 from the cashier and leaving the scene in a black Chevrolet Malibu.

Investigators say Pastorell robbed the Burger King on Thompson Road in the Town of DeWitt that same day. Police say after a brief struggle with the cashier, Pastorell lunged over the counter, grabbed the cash drawer and took off. The cashier was treated at the scene for a wrist injury.

The Village of North Syracuse Police Department also investigated a similar robbery on the same day at the Sunoco Gas Station on East Taft Road in the Town of Cicero. 

Pastorell’s vehicle was later located on 1st North Street in the City of Syracuse by an Onondaga County Sheriff’s Deputy.  Pastorell came out of a nearby home and surrendered. 

Pastorell, who is being held at the Onondaga County Justice Center jail, is charged with multiple counts of robbery and is also facing a criminal mischief charge in North Syracuse.

This is the second time Pastorell has been arrested by the North Syracuse Police Department for robbery.  His first arrest was less than a year ago when he committed a similar robbery at the 7-11 in November of 2018. 

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