Bayonne Police Captain Eric Amato reports that 33-year old Michael P. Aponte of JFK Boulevard in Bayonne was arrested yesterday for robbing a 55-year old man around 10 pm.

Aponte was taken into custody at 10:04 from the area of West 53rd Street.  Captain Amato says officers responded to the area on a report of a robbery.  According to the victim, while he was walking in the area, a male, later identified as Aponte, approached him from behind.  The victim noticed that Aponte was holding a knife as Aponte made remarks about the sweater the victim was wearing.

Aponte then proceeded to push the victim against a door and removed the victim’s wallet from his pocket and hat from his head before fleeing the scene with the stolen property.  Aponte was then located on the corner of 51st Street and Broadway where he was positively identified as the actor and taken into custody.  A knife was recovered from his person.

Aponte faces charges of robbery and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose.