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Alleged Robber Put 62-Year-Old in Chokehold for $4 in LIC: NYPD

Sept. 18, 2020 By Allie Griffin

An alleged robber put a 62-year-old in a chokehold and punched him for a mere $4 in Long Island City last month.

The unidentified man grabbed the 62-year-old man at a Shell gas station, located at 38-02 21st St., at 2:35 p.m. on Aug. 31 and placed him in a chokehold, police said.

He then punched the victim in the face and stole $4 from his shirt pocket. The suspect ran off on foot with the few dollars, police said.

The victim refused medical attention, according to police.

Anyone with information in regard 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 at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM, or on Twitter @NYPDTips.

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Doug jr

Oh astoria, how I miss it. Probably worst decision was to ever move to it, Manhattan prices to live in the hood

Pat Macnamara

Check the projects or the homeless hotels/shelters in the area. Good thing we are going to defund the police. the progressive policies are clearly working! Keep voting Democrat-a criminal’s best friend!

Pat Macnamaracist he just did what the NYPD does

Now you “don’t” support chokeholds? Make up your mind!


I thought chokeholds are banned. Ohh wait it was banned for police, right? Peaceful protesters still can use it.. Yep, vote Democrat to see more of this!


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