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Cops Search For Suspects in Robbery, Chokehold Attack at La Guardia Houses

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Police are looking for three suspects who put a resident of a Lower East Side building in a chokehold until he passed out — and then robbed him.

NYPD photos.
NYPD photos.

They released these photos from surveillance cameras yesterday.  The incident happened inside an elevator at 240 Madison St. — the La Guardia Houses — at about 11:10 p.m. on November 23.  According to investigators, one of the suspects grabbed the victim from behind as the elevator stopped on the 13th floor.  After the 45-year old man passed out, he was robbed of $420, an iphone and credit cards.

The victim was taken to New York Presbyterian/Lower Manhattan Hospital to be checked out; he was okay.  Channel 7 reported he lives with his daughter and grandchildren. Residents told a reporter the security cameras were just installed a month ago.

If you have any information about this crime, call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS (8477).

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