Suspect in Ridgewood robbery sleeps over at victim’s house, then zaps and steals from him

Tyler Chancellor is wanted for allegedly robbing and zapping with a stun gun a 25-year-old Ridgewood man in his apartment.
Photo via Shutterstock/Inset courtesy of NYPD

Cops need the public’s help in finding a man who spent the night at a Ridgewood man’s house before robbing and assaulting him last week.

Police said the trouble began at 9:30 a.m. on Jan. 12, when Tyler Chancellor, 25, woke up at the home on Wyckoff Avenue near Putnam Avenue and told the 25-year-old male victim that he needed to step outside and make a phone call.

Five minutes later, law enforcement sources said, Chancellor returned to the home with another suspect, then went on the attack. Both men punched and kicked the victim about the body; Chancellor then allegedly pulled out a stun gun and zapped the victim.

After subduing and restraining the victim with zip ties and duct tape, authorities said, Chancellor and his cohort grabbed the victim’s wallet, phone, keys, two designer backpacks, semi-precious stones, oil paints and $400 in cash. They then fled the scene in an unknown direction.

Officers from the 104th Precinct responded to the incident; the victim was treated for various injuries that were not life-threatening.

On Jan. 15, the 104th Precinct tweeted out Chancellor’s image, identifying him as a suspect in a “home invasion robbery.”

Photo via Twitter/@NYPD104Pct
Photo via Twitter/@NYPD104Pct

Police described Chancellor’s unidentified accomplice as a black man standing 5 foot 8 inches tall with short black hair; he was last seen wearing a blue jacket, gray pants, a black hat and sneakers.

Anyone with information about the robbery or Chancellor’s whereabouts can call the 104th Precinct Detective Squad at 718-386-2723.

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