TOMPKINSVILLE, Staten Island (PIX11) — A man choked a bodega worker unconscious and stole cash in Staten Island on Tuesday, police said Wednesday.
The suspect went inside the store along Victory Boulevard near Cebra Avenue and hit the 54-year-old victim in the head with a glass bottle, according to authorities. He then grappled with the worker, threw him to the ground and choked him until he was unconscious, police said. The suspect stole $2,000 from the cash register before fleeing.
After a short time, the victim regained consciousness and sought help, officials said. He was taken by EMS to a hospital, where he was treated for multiple lacerations to his head.
Police asked for help from the public in identifying and finding the suspect.
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