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Man puts an older man in a chokehold, robs him in the Bronx

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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.

A screenshot from surveillance video released by police that shows the suspected robber putting one victim in a chokehold before dragging him off to be robbed; the victim's walker can be seen left behind. PHOTO: NYPD.
A screenshot from surveillance video released by police that shows the suspected robber putting one victim in a chokehold before dragging him off to be robbed; the victim’s walker can be seen left behind. PHOTO: NYPD.

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.