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Pair sought for painful New Year’s robbery in Woodside

Photo still courtesy NYPD

A man and woman decided to ring in the new year by robbing a man in Woodside, police said.

Authorities are searching for two suspects who, at approximately 2:30 a.m. on Jan 1., robbed a man in front of a location on 65th Street near 37th Road in Woodside. The pair placed the victim in a chokehold and proceeded to steal the victim’s Galaxy cellphone and an unknown amount of cash.

Police, who on Thursday released a video of the suspects, described the perpetrators as a black male with dreadlocks and a female with dark skin.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477).  The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All calls and messages are kept confidential.

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