By Maria Rocha-Buschel
Police have arrested a homeless man for a robbery that took place inside Asser Levy Park during the pre-dawn hours of Monday morning.
The 47-year-old victim told police that he was walking near the park on East 23rd Street and Avenue C around 4:15 a.m. on September 30 when 24-year-old Rahkeem Williams allegedly grabbed him and pulled him behind the park.
The victim said that Williams was working with another person, who has not been arrested yet, and Williams allegedly menaced the victim with a knife before taking his wallet and his phone.
Police said that Williams and the other suspect also searched the victim further and kept him at the location against his will, then both fled the scene in an unknown direction. The victim suffered injuries to his face after Williams allegedly punched, kicked and pushed him.