By Gina Martinez
Police were searching for two men suspected of robbery in Jamaica.
According to police, on Saturday, Nov. 18, at 9:45 p.m. inside the Sutphin Boulevard F subway station, two suspects approached a 54 year-old man from behind, placed him in a chokehold and forced him down to the ground while the second suspect went through his pockets and removed his wallet.
Police said the suspects stole $10 in cash and two credit cards and punched the victim before they fled in an unknown direction.
The victim was treated at a nearby hospital for minor injuries.
Following an active investigation, police determined that shortly after the robbery, the suspects attempted to purchase merchandise with the victim’s credit cards at various stores near the subway station.
Police described the first suspect as a black male, between the ages of 20 and 30, with a black backpack. Police said he was last seen wearing a black hooded sweater, a black vest, dark-colored jeans and black sneakers.
The second suspect was described as a Hispanic male, between the ages of 20 and 30, with a beard. The NYPD said he was last seen wearing a black baseball cap, a black coat with a fur-lined hood, gray sweatpants and white sneakers.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477)
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