LONG ISLAND CITY, Queens (PIX11) — A suspect put a 54-year-old man in a chokehold before robbing him in Queens earlier this month, police said Monday.
The incident occurred in front of 38-26 21st St. in Long Island City on Aug. 8 at around 3:30 a.m. The suspect approached the victim and put him in a chokehold before taking his wallet and fleeing the scene, cops said.
The victim was treated for neck pain at the scene. Police released a photo of the suspect sought in the incident.
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