NYPD searching for suspects who put elderly man in chokehold, robbed him

ByEyewitness News WABC logo
Saturday, July 1, 2017
NYPD surveillance image of a suspect in the Upper East Side attack.

UPPER EAST SIDE, Manhattan (WABC) -- The search is on for two men police say attacked an elderly man on the Upper East Side.

Police say the suspects put a 79-year-old man in a chokehold on East 61st Street on Saturday, then pulled him into the stairway of a building on Park Avenue.

They also stole his wallet, which had his credit cards and $250 cash.

The victim is recovering.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).