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Police Hunt Duo Who Allegedly Robbed Elderly East Harlem Man

By Amy Zimmer | May 4, 2012 10:17am

MANHATTAN — Cops are hunting two suspects wanted for allegedly robbing an elderly man in his East Harlem apartment.

Police said two men, both believed to be about 30 years old, followed the 80-year-old victim into his East 108th Street building on Thursday about 3:15 p.m. When the man reached the second floor, one of the suspects grabbed him in a chokehold while the other suspect allegedly the man's wallet, police said.

The duo then fled the building, and were captured on surveillance running from the complex, police said.

The victim was not seriously injured and refused medical attention at the scene, police added.

One suspect, described as standing 5-feet-9-inches tall and weighing about 180 pounds, was seen wearing a blue shirt with white lettering and white sleeves, grey sweatpants and black sneakers. He was carrying an orange backpack, police said.

The other suspect, described as 6-feet-2-inches tall and weighing about 200 pounds, was wearing a black jacket with a light colored collar, blue jeans and black sneakers, police added.

Anyone with information in regards to this robbery is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS. The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers Website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or texting their tips to 274637(CRIMES) then enter TIP577.