SCHENECTADY — A city man brandished a handgun and robbed another person in the area of Frank Street earlier this month,authorities said.
Nyvon Irizarry, 19, of Michigan Avenue, was arrested Tuesday and charged with first-degree robbery and first-degree criminal use of a firearm, both felonies, along with other counts.
Irizarry is accused of robbing the victim of a handbag containing cash, credit cards and a wallet just after noon on March 8, according to police allegations filed in court.
According to police allegations, Irizarry displayed a black handgun during the robbery and used it to strike the victim in the face. Police indicate the victim sustained a serious cut and facial swelling after being hit.
At the same time, Irizarry is accused of menacing a man with the handgun, asking him “do you want to [expletive] die?”
In addition to the other charges, Irizarry faces one count of second-degree criminal possession of a weapon and second-degree assault, felonies, and misdemeanor second-degree menacing.
Irizarry was arraigned and ordered held on $50,000 bail. He remained at the Schenectady County Jail on Wednesday.
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