A Newark man has been arrested for allegedly robbing former Newark mayor Sharpe James.
20-year old Alhafeez Williams was picked up by police at a path station in New York early this morning.
Williams is accused of attacking the 77-year old James from behind on Bergen Street yesterday.
Cops say he grabbed James in a choke hold, yanked off a gold chain, and then took off.
He later contacted police saying he was prepared to surrender.
James was not hurt during the incident.