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Sources: Aide to Mayor Eric Adams robbed by armed men in Brooklyn

NEW YORK — An aide to Mayor Eric Adams was robbed Tuesday morning in Brooklyn, and police sources say the suspects were armed.

As CBS2’s Kevin Rincon reports, that aide was walking down York Street at Hudson Avenue in Vinegar Hill, when he was confronted by two men. Police sources say they blocked his path and demanded his phone and wallet, before pushing him to the ground.

The aide told them, “You don’t want to do this, I work for the mayor,” according to sources.

That’s when one of the men lifted his shirt, exposing a handgun. They then ripped the aide’s phone from his pocket, along with his wallet.

We’re told that aide then walked down the block to a police tow pound where he called 911.

The mayor’s office released the following statement:

“Chris works hard for the city every day, and he deserves to be safe while conducting his job, just like every other New Yorker. Public safety has been Mayor Adams’ top priority since day one and that is why the NYPD is working diligently every day to reduce crime. As the mayor said today, he wants results as quickly as possible, and while we have seen progress over the last few months — taking more than 3,000 guns off the streets and reducing shootings and homicides by double digits — there is no overnight fix. Today’s incident only further highlights the urgency to get dangerous guns and dangerous people off our streets as quickly as possible. New York City employees are city residents, and we will do everything in our power to keep all New Yorkers safe.”

The two suspects did get away. One was on foot, the other was on a Citi Bike.

So far, no word of an arrest in this case.

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