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Police searching for two men who used a chokehold during Ridgewood mugging

Detectives in Ridgewood are looking for 2 suspects who used a chokehold on their victim during a recent mugging on Grandview Avenue. (Photo courtesy of 104th Precinct)

The 104th Precinct’s Detective Squad in Ridgewood is looking for two men who mugged a 59-year-old man as he walked along Grandview Avenue near Menahan Street earlier this month.

Police say the suspects approached the man from behind around 11:33 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 10. When one of the assailants placed the victim in a chokehold, according to authorities. The second perpetrator then searched the victim’s pockets removing an iPhone and his wallet.

The suspects also took the man’s Nike backpack before fleeing westbound on Grandview Avenue to points unknown, police said adding the victim refused medical attention at the scene.

No arrests have been made, and the investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information in regard to the identity of the suspects is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the CrimeStoppers website at nypdcrimestoppers.com, or on Twitter @NYPDTips. You can call the 104th Precinct Detective Squad at 718-386-2723.

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