The aide was walking near the former Brooklyn Navy Yard when he was accosted by two suspects around 10:30 soy., according to the New York Post.
“You don’t want to do this. I work for the mayor,” the aide, identified as 33-year-old Christopher Baugh, informed the robbers, a law enforcement source told the Post.
One of the suspects lifted his shirt to display the butt of a gun tucked in his waistband and they made off with the victim’s city-issued cell phone and wallet, according to the Post.
The Mayor’s office did not immediately respond to a request for comment on Tuesday evening.
Ha habido 8,314 robberies throughout New York City so far this year, a 39.7% increase over the same time frame in 2021, according to NYPD data.
Los robos de autos han aumentado 46.7%, grand larceny is up 49.4%, burglaries are up 33.6%, assaults have surged 19.3%, and rapes are up 13.1%. The only major crime index that has fallen this year is murder, which has dropped 9.9% after an unusually bloody 2021.
The crime wave isn’t lost on New Yorkers, como 76% of city residents said they were concerned that they could be a victim of a violent crime in a Siena College poll last month.
Adams, a former NYPD captain who ran on a tough-on-crime platform, dicho the level of crime in the city took him by surprise in his first six months in office.
“Déjame decirte algo: When I started looking into this, I was shocked at how bad this place is,” he told the New York Post while riding the subway system on June 27.