One of the suspects put the 70-year-old Marchetto in a chokehold inside the lobby of his Sixth Avenue building Sunday around 12:30 a.m., causing him to fall to the floor, police said. The other then grabbed more than $1,800 in cash from him before they both fled, police sources said.
Marchetto — the owner of the celebrity hotspot that recently shuttered after more than four decades in the Village — went to a local hospital day the next with a fractured trachea.
Marchetto Silvano, pictured at center (Credit: Patrick McMullan Company)
One of the robbers was described as wearing a green hoodie, light blue jeans and black sneakers. The other was described as wearing a black hoodie, black sweatpants and white sneakers, police said.
Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS.