LOWER EAST SIDE — Three people attacked a man in a Lower East Side elevator, choking him and stealing $420 in cash, police said.
The 45-year-old man was trying to leave the elevator in a building near Clinton and Henry streets about 9 p.m. Nov. 23 when he was grabbed from behind by two of the suspects, according to a surveillance video released by police. A third suspect joined in as the other two suspects held the victim down and choked him while searching him for cash, police said.
The three suspects — two men and one woman — fled on foot with the money, according to police.
The victim was not injured, police said.
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