A shady vendor was arrested in Alphabet City after being found in possession of a collection of illegal goods — and he didn’t have a vending license, either.
Police said that on Sun., May 24, at 11:40 a.m., Roosevelt Robinson, 23, of 110 Baruch Drive, in the Baruch Houses, near E. Houston St. and F.D.R. Drive, was arrested at the corner of Avenue C and E. Third St.
He reportedly had a mini gun, two strong screwdrivers, three emergency radios, a controlled substance and some pot.
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Police charged him with criminal possession of a weapon (disguised gun), possession of burglar’s tools, criminal possession of a controlled substance, unlawful possession of radio devices, unlicensed general vendor, and unlawful possession of marijuana, which is a violation not a crime.
It’s a misdemeanor to possess a police radio if the intention is to use it to commit a burglary, robbery or other crime.
Police said Robinson has prior arrests, including for assault and menacing.