Man arrested in New York City sanitation worker mugging

ByEyewitness News WABC logo
Thursday, August 25, 2016

BROOKLYN, New York (WABC) -- Police have arrested a man in connection with the robbery of a sanitation worker earlier this month in Brooklyn.

Adrian Rivera, 21, of Brooklyn, has been charged with robbery.

Around 3 a.m. Aug. 11, at 4020 Ninth Avenue, two suspects approached a New York City sanitation worker while he was on duty.

One suspect threatened him with a handgun and demanded his property. The second suspect took the victim's wallet from his pants pocket, removed $10 cash and threw the wallet back at the victim.

Both suspects fled west on 40th Street with the money.

The second suspect has not been arrested.

Anyone with information on the case is asked to call 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).