Knife-wielding wacko robs man in Coney Island: Cops

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Cops are hunting the thief who robbed a man inside his Coney Island apartment building on July 12, taking $900.

The victim told police the crook pulled a knife on him at 4:55 p.m., before putting him in a choke hold, throwing him on the ground, and dragging him into a stairwell, police said.

There, the bruiser snatched his cash and drivers license, before fleeing in an unknown direction, according to authorities.

The suspect was last seen wearing a gray T-shirt, khaki shorts, and black boots, cops said.

Anyone who provides police with information leading to an arrest can expect a reward of up to $2,500 through the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers program. The public can phone their tips to (800) 577-8477, log into the Crime Stoppers website at, tweet @NYPDTips, or text tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

All calls are strictly confidential.

Reach reporter Chandler Kidd at or by calling (718) 260–2525. Follow her at
Updated 4:32 pm, August 12, 2019
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