Police are looking for a suspect who put a 79-year-old man in a choke hold and robbed him in the Bronx last week
Suspect Sought In Choke Hold Robbery
Suspect took property, cash, and put the elderly victim in a choke hold.
Police are looking for a suspect who put a 79-year-old man in a choke hold and robbed him in the Bronx last Friday. (Published Friday, Aug. 19, 2011)
Updated at 5:19 PM EDT on Friday, Aug 19, 2011
Police say the suspect approached the victim from behind in front of 1705 Hoe Ave., grabbed him around the neck and robbed him of personal property and cash. He then fled on foot.
The victim was taken to St. Barnabus hospital with minor injuries.
The suspect is seen in the video wearing a dark-colored T-shirt, jeans, and a dark-colored baseball hap. Authorities describe him as a black male, between the ages of 18 and 24.
Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto Crime Stoppers' website at www.nypdcrimestoppers.com or by texting their tips to CRIMES (274637), then enter TIP577.
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