Police Searching For Bronx Criminal

Published on August 20, 2011, 10:57 pm
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Police are looking for a man they say violently robbed an elderly man last week in the Bronx.

Officials say it happened last friday.

The suspect came up behind the 79-year-old victim in the vestibule of a building on Hoe Avenue, put him in a choke hold and robbed him of cash and other items before running off.

The victim was taken to the hospital with minor injuries.

The suspect is described as being a black male between 18 and 24 years old, 5’10” tall, and weighing 200 to 220 pounds.

He was last seen wearing a dark-colored T-shirt, blue jeans, and a dark-colored baseball hat.

Anyone with information on the case should contact the Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS, or text CRIMES and then enter TIP577, or visit NYPDCrimeStoppers.com.


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