By CBSNewYork Team

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police are searching for a man seen on video putting a 76-year-old into a chokehold and robbing him earlier this week in Harlem.

It happened shortly before 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at an apartment building on Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard near West 129th Street.

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Surveillance video shows the suspect follow the victim into the lobby and put him in a chokehold. The man eventually collapses onto the ground.

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Police said the suspect stole $500 from the man before he fled.

The victim suffered neck and ankle pain but refused medical attention on the scene.

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Anyone with information about his attacker is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-8477 or for Spanish, 1-888-577-4782. Tips can also be sent to the NYPDTips Twitter account or submitted online at

CBSNewYork Team