Morrisania, the Bronx- The NYPD is looking for a man they believe is responsible for two robbery incidents in a Bronx apartment building; in the most recent robbery, the man is caught on surveillance camera, putting one victim in a chokehold, according to officials.
Police say the first robbery occurred on February 4th; during this incident, the suspect came up behind a 48-year-old man and put him in a chokehold, and then proceeded to take his cell phone and wallet, according to the NYPD.
The second robbery occurred on April 12th; police said during this incident, the suspect came up behind a 68-year-old man and put him in a chokehold, dragged him into a staircase and then took his wallet— reportedly there was $ 300 inside of it.
Police say the building where these robberies occurred is located near the intersection of E 167th St & 3rd Ave.
In the last incident—the one shown in the released video—the man is wearing a red or orange hooded sweatshirt and a black knit cap or a balaclava; the suspected robber is about 6-feet tall, according to police.
The NYPD said they encourage the public to contact their tip line at 1-800-577-TIPS or visit www.nypdcrimestoppers.com if they have any information regarding the suspect or this pattern of robberies.