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Thug chokes, stabs 60-year-old for a cell phone

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While his girlfriend waited as the lookout, a thug attacked a 60-year-old man inside his building, choking him and stabbing him several times.

The violent attack happened around 11 p.m. on Sept. 17 in the lobby of a Bronx apartment building.  Surveillance shows the hooded mugger approach the man from behind inside the Intervale Ave. building, throw him into a choke hold and stab him multiple times before dropping him to the ground.

He then took the victim’s cell phone and ran out.

The victim is expected to recover completely.