Thief chokes out victim and steals his stuff on the streets of Jackson Heights

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Police are looking for a bandit who put a 49-year-old man in a chokehold in Jackson Heights earlier this month in order to steal his belongings.

On March 6 at 3:31 a.m., law enforcement sources said, a 49-year-old man was approached by the unknown suspect in the vicinity of Junction Boulevard and 34th Road. The perpetrator put the man in a chokehold, causing the victim to go unconscious.

The bandit then took the victim’s wallet, watch and jewelry before taking off in an unknown direction. The victim suffered a laceration to the head and refused medical attention at the scene.

Police described the suspect as a Hispanic male between the ages of 25- and 30-years-old, standing 5 feet, nine inches tall and with a medium build. He was last seen wearing a sweat pants, blue jacket, and white sneakers.

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).  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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