Cops seek suspect who choked 62-year-old man at Long Island City gas station

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The NYPD is looking for a man who randomly choked and punched a 62-year-old at a Long Island City gas station last month.

On Monday, Aug. 31, around 2:35 p.m., a 62-year-old man was standing at a Shell gas station, located at 38-02 21st St., when an unidentified man approached him, according to the NYPD.

The man attacked the 62-year-old by placing him in a chokehold and punching him the face, cops said. The attacker then reached inside the victim’s pocket and took out $4 before fleeing the gas station on foot, according to the police.

The 62-year-old refused medical attention.

Police recovered surveillance video of the suspect shortly after the attack.

No arrests have been made and the investigation is ongoing.


Anyone with information regarding this incident can call Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS (for Spanish, dial 888-57-PISTA). You can also submit tips online at nypdcrimestoppers.com, or on Twitter @NYPDTips. All calls and messages are kept confidential.