An ex-con who broke a disabled man’s hand outside a Bronx bodega held the door open for the victim before he robbed him, video shows.
Repeat felon Daniel Vargas, 29, was back at Rikers Island Wednesday weeks after being sprung from jail over coronavirus fears.
Surveillance video shows Vargas eyeing Richard Goetschius, 62, as he limps into the Valentine Ave. shop with a cane, then holding the door open for the victim as he exits with $80 in his hand.
Vargas shoved Goetschius against the storefront, grabbed his right hand and dragged him several feet, causing his hand to break.
The victim eventually lost his grip and Vargas ran off.
Vargas was charged with robbery, grand larceny, assault and possession of stolen property, and was held on $50,000 bail.
Vargas was already being held at Rikers Island for violating his parole in a 2019 felony drug possession case, but was released on Mar. 28 after his lawyers raised concerns about coronavirus spreading at the jail facility.