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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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Enough with the alleged nonsense!

Y’all wrote that he did, indeed steal from this man! The fact that the victim was able to tell you exactly how much (or how little) was taken is proof that the money was taken by the assailant. I guarantee you it wouldn’t have been alleged if the assailant was white.

Charge him with assault and battery and theft.

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Why don’t the Democratic Socialist candidate address crime? “Oh no, I need to after landlords, maybe I can protect some of these low life criminals rent to be stabilized so they can keep staying where they stay forever.”

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Why are cops so expensive?

Better yet, where are the $6 billion-dollar NYPD cops when you need them? On their phones playing Candy Crush, busting up teenagers for jaywalking, or hanging out in the subway without masks? Not catching criminals, that’s for sure!

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