Teen placed in chokehold during knifepoint robbery in Queens: police

Posted at 12:11 PM, Sep 14, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-14 12:12:19-04

MASPETH, Queens — Police are searching for the three people accused of placing a teen in a chokehold and robbing him in Queens.

Police released surveillance footage of three men accused of putting a 16-year-old boy in a chokehold and robbing him in Queens Sept. 9, 2019

On Sept. 9, the 16-year-old victim was walking in the vicinity of Andrews Avenue and 55 Street in Maspeth when he was approached from behind and placed in a chokehold, police said.

As the teen became semi-conscious, one of the alleged attackers displayed a knife as two others removed his cellphone, ear pods, and $10 before fleeing, according to police.

The victim refused medical attention.

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