Mayor Eric Adams' aide gets robbed at gunpoint in NYC

New York, New York - An aide to New York City mayor Eric Adams was robbed at gunpoint on Tuesday morning.

An aide to New York City mayor Eric Adams was robbed at gunpoint on Tuesday morning while scouting locations in Brooklyn.
An aide to New York City mayor Eric Adams was robbed at gunpoint on Tuesday morning while scouting locations in Brooklyn.  © SPENCER PLATT / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / Getty Images via AFP

According to the NY Post, a member of the mayor's team was scouting locations near Navy and Sands streets for an upcoming event when he was accosted by two men, demanding he give up his belongings.

Christopher Baugh, the 33-year-old victim, allegedly refused, and was pushed to the ground by the muggers. One is said to have pulled out a gun.

The suspects managed to take the victim's work cell phone and a wallet with several credit cards before fleeing, one reportedly on a CitiBike.

The incident couldn't come at a worse time for Adams, who has made fighting crime and gun violence a main priority for his administration as shooting rates continue to rise across the city.

Last week, the mayor introduced the country's first ever DNA Gun Crimes Unit, which he claims will hire 24 criminologists and yield results "faster than 90% of the jurisdictions in the nation."

Fortunately, the aide was not harmed in the incident. No arrests were immediately made.

Cover photo: SPENCER PLATT / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / Getty Images via AFP

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