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.READ MORE: FDNY Union To Protest NYC Vaccine Mandate Thursday Outside Gracie Mansion
Surveillance video shows the suspect follow the victim into the lobby and put him in a chokehold. The man eventually collapses onto the ground.READ MORE: Man Facing Murder Charges After Jeanette Willem Killed With Hammer At Northvale Industrial Complex
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.MORE NEWS: New York Weather: CBS2's 10/28 Thursday Afternoon Forecast
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 NYPDCrimeStoppers.com.