An aide for New York City Democratic Mayor Eric Adams was mugged in broad daylight Tuesday while scouting a Brooklyn location for a planned Adams visit, law enforcement sources told the New York Post.
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The victim — a member of Adam’s advance team — even warned the crooks their actions were a bad idea since he's an Adams guy, a high-ranking police source added to the paper.
“You don’t want to do this. I work for the mayor,” he told the two muggers, the Post reported.
The response? One of the crooks simply lifted his shirt, which revealed the butt of a gun tucked in his waistband, the source added to the paper.
When the victim refused to turn over his wallet and cellphone, the robbers pushed him to the ground, sources told the Post, after which they grabbed the items and fled.
One of the muggers was described as a black male wearing a blue and white sweatshirt who hightailed it from the scene on a Citi Bike, sources added to the paper. The other suspect was described as a black male wearing sunglasses and a blue mask, the Post noted.
The mugging took place around 10:30 a.m. on a traffic island at the intersection of Navy and York Streets, sources told the paper, adding that the victim walked one block south to an entrance at the former Navy Yard, found a security guard, and called 911.
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Tuesday’s mugging came amid a surge in crime since Adams, a former NYPD cop, was elected last year after running on a pledge to restore law and order to Gotham.
As of June 26, major crimes across the five boroughs were up 37.8% this year compared to the same period in 2021, with robberies rising an even higher 39.4 %, according to official NYPD CompStat data.
The victim was identified by sources as a Manhattan resident who was hired by former Mayor Bill de Blasio last year. [...]
He’s been spotted by The Post among Adams’ official entourage at recent events and a former City Hall colleague described him as a “hard worker” and all-around “good guy.”
The paper said a spokesperson for Adams declined to comment.