Adams accused Robert De Niro, the burglar Shanice Aviles

Mayor Eric Adams on Tuesday named the serial burglar accused of breaking into Robert De Niro’s Manhattan townhouse as an example of the rampant recidivism plaguing New York City.

Speaking to the Post, Adams pointed out that Shanice Aviles – a repeat offender with at least 26 arrests on her criminal record – is suspected of being an “enemy of our public safety.”

“This woman kept getting arrested for burglary while she was charged with burglary,” Adams said.

“She’s doing it again,” he said. “This is the enemy of our public safety in this city, in this country.”

The mayor added that “backsliding is the enemy of our cities across America.”

Aviles, 30, has already been arrested 16 times this year when cops arrested her early Monday at De Niro’s $69,000-a-month Upper East Side townhouse, police said.

Shanice Aviles, 30.
Serial burglar Shanice Aviles, 30, is charged with breaking into Robert De Niro’s home on the Upper East Side.
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She had open burglary cases in Queens and was wanted on two warrants — in part for skipping a court-ordered drug rehabilitation session in Manhattan earlier this month.

Aviles was charged with burglary late Monday and is being held on Rikers Island on $40,000 bail pending a court appearance on Friday.

Adams told the Post Tuesday he would return to the Albany lawmakers to make another push for his criminal justice agenda to deal harshly with repeat offenders like Aviles.

Mayor Eric Adams
Mayor Eric Adams cited accused burglar Robert De Niro, Shanice Aviles, as an example of rampant recidivism, which he called “the enemy of public safety in this city.”
New York Mayor’s Office
Townhouse by Robert De Niro.
Police said Shanice Aviles, 30, broke into actor Robert De Niro’s Manhattan townhouse Monday morning and was caught trying to steal Christmas presents.
Matthew McDermott

“Those who have covered Albany know that sometimes it takes a legislative term or two before you land the plane,” he said. “I’ve been up there and I know how long it took us to push for a lot of these things that we’ve been moving forward.

“And I’ll come back with an agenda on the items we didn’t get, like relapses,” he added. “Relapse is the enemy of our cities across America.” Adams accused Robert De Niro, the burglar Shanice Aviles


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