NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police are trying to track down a man wanted for questioning in a violent attempted robbery in Brooklyn.
It happened shortly before 11 a.m. last Monday on Elton Avenue near Hegeman Avenue in East New York.READ MORE: Times Square Shooting Suspect Farrakhan Muhammad Taken Into Custody Near Jacksonville, Florida
Police say someone grabbed an 85-year-old man by the neck, causing him to fall to the ground.READ MORE: Experts Expect Gas Prices To Reach Highs Not Seen Since 2014, But Not Necessarily Caused By Colonial Pipeline Shutdown
While the victim was on the sidewalk, the suspect allegedly tried to rob him but took off emptyhanded. The victim was not hurt.
Police are searching for a man believed to be 38 to 40 years old, 5-foot-8 to 5-foot-9 inches tall, 165 pounds, last seen wearing a long sleeve white T-shirt, gray pants and was barefoot.MORE NEWS: Israel Vows To Increase Gaza Strikes Until There Is 'Total, Long-Term Quiet' Amid Barrage Of Palestinian Rocket Fire
Anyone with information about the attack is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). You can also submit a tip via their website or on Twitter, @NYPDTips. All calls are kept confidentia