NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police are asking for the public’s help to locate a man suspected of robbing an elderly Bronx man.

Authorities said the incident happened on Aug. 12 in front of 1705 Hoe Ave. The suspect allegedly approached a 79-year-old man from behind and put him in a chokehold before getting away with property and cash.

The victim was taken to a nearby hospital and is in stable condition with minor injuries.

Surveillance video has been released in an effort to identify the suspect.

The suspect is described as a 5-foot-10 black male, between 18 and 24 and weighing 200-220 pounds. He was seen wearing a dark-colored t-shirt, blue jeans and a dark-colored baseball cap.

Anyone with information is asked to call CrimeStoppers at (800) 577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto CrimeStoppers’ website at or by texting their tips to CRIMES (274637), then enter TIP577.

All calls are strictly confidential.

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