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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, put him in a chokehold and dragged him into a staircase where he took his wallet. The victim told police he had 300 dollars in his wallet when it was stolen.

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 suspect is wearing a red or orange hooded sweatshirt and a black knit cap or a balaclava. He 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.