Woman put in choke hold, robbed in Brooklyn

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Police released this photo of one of the suspects, who used the victim’s credit card at McDonald’s. Credit: DCPI

A woman walking down a Brooklyn street last Friday morning was put in a choke hold and robbed by two men, police said.

The victim, 38, was walking in front of 782 Myrtle Ave. in Bed-Stuy about 7 a.m. when the suspects approached her from behind, put her in a choke hold and took her bag that contained a computer, cell phone and wallet.

About an hour later, one of the men used the woman’s credit card at a nearby McDonald’s, police said.

Both suspects are described as black males, about 5-foot-6 and weighing 140 lbs.

The victim refused medical attention at the scene.

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 or texting their tips to 274637(CRIMES) then entering TIP577.


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