Man attacked from behind, choked out and robbed in Williamsburg: NYPD

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.
The NYPD released this image of a man suspected of choking a victim unconscious before stealing his wallet and cellphone on April 20, 2016.

The NYPD released this image of a man suspected of choking a victim unconscious before stealing his wallet and cellphone on April 20, 2016.

WILLIAMSBURG, Brooklyn — Police asked for the public’s help Monday in locating a person who allegedly choked a man unconscious before stealing his wallet, cellphone and about $200 in Williamsburg.

The 26-year-old victim was attacked near Cook Street and Evergreen Avenue around 11:15 p.m. Wednesday, April 20, NYPD said. The NYPD’s 90th Precinct was investigating.

The attacker approached the victim from behind, choked him until he lost consciousness, then removed his wallet, cellphone and about $200, police said.

The victim was treated for unknown injuries and released from Woodhull Medical Center.

The assailant was described as a black male, about 18 to 25 years old, and last seen wearing a black hooded sweater and white pants. Police also released an image of the man.