NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Police are searching for a man accused in a violent robbery at an Upper East Side train station.

Investigators released this surveillance video of the suspect.

READ MORE: New York City Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza Stepping Down

Police say he placed a 49-year-old man in a chokehold before stealing his cell phone, debit card and cash.

READ MORE: Long Island Man Shocked By Amazon's Response After He Found Undelivered Packages On Side Of Road; 'It's Not My Stuff To Keep'

The attack happened back on Feb. 12 at the 86th Street and Second Avenue station.

MORE NEWS: Sources: Salman Muflihi Faces Hate Crime Charges In Stabbing Of Asian Man In Lower Manhattan

Anyone with information is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74682), logging onto the Crime stoppers website at, or by texting tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enterings TIP577.