Say Bronx Man Beat, Choked Him
A Bronx man was busted by police in Ridgewood last Friday night, Mar. 8, moments after he and an unidentified cohort allegedly mugged a man for his cell phone, according to prosecutors.
He was identified by police as Tarike Dillon, 26, of East 226th Street in the Bronx.
According to information provided by the Queens District Attorney’s office, the mugging took place at around 7:10 p.m. last Friday at the corner of Stephen Street and Cypress Avenue.
Reportedly, the victim was walking through the area when he was approached by Dillon and an unidentified suspect. Police said Dillon allegedly grabbed the male victim, placed him in a chokehold and ordered him to hand over anything in his pockets.
Law enforcement sources noted that Dillon allegedly brought the man to the ground and tried to restrain his arms as the unidentified suspect kicked the victim in the head.
During the struggle, the criminal complaint noted, the victim’s cell phone dropped, and Dillon allegedly ordered his accomplice to grab it. The suspect complied and fled with the phone.
Officers from the 104th Precinct came upon the scene within seconds and took Dillon into custody. The male victim suffered minor injuries from the attack.
Dillon was charged with two counts of second-degree robbery. The unidentified suspect remains at large.
According to court records, Dillon was arraigned in Queens Criminal
Court last Saturday, Mar. 9, before Judge Elisa Koenderman, who ordered him held on $30,000 bail. He is scheduled to return to court on Mar. 22.