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.

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

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

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.


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