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Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Thug Chokes And Robs Elderly Men

Thug Chokes And Robs Elderly Men: MyFoxNY.com



The NYPD is looking for a violent robber who is targeting elderly men as they enter the subway system or elevators in Manhattan.

In the first incident, which happened Aug. 13, the sicko came up on an elderly man from behind as he entered the N train subway entrance at Broadway and W. 28th St. It happened at about 7:30 a.m. He choked the victim from behind and grabbed the man's wallet out of his pants before running away.

The victim suffered a stroke in the attack.

The next Tuesday, at approximately 3:45 p.m. at the Urban Living store at 1178 Broadway, the thug followed an elderly male into an elevator and choked him from behind. He stole the man's money and phone before running away. The victim was not hurt in that attack. more

Anyone with information in regards to these incidents is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto Crime Stoppers website and at nypdcrimestoppers.com or by texting their tips to CRIMES (274637), then enter TIP577.