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Woman choked, tackled by robber in Crown Heights, video shows

The robbery happened near the intersection of Bergen Street and Schenectady Avenue, cops said.

A man put a woman in a chokehold

A man put a woman in a chokehold and robbed her in Crown Heights on Aug. 8, police said. Photo Credit: NYPD

A woman was put in a chokehold and tackled to the ground on a sidewalk in Crown Heights earlier this month and police are still looking for the man who attacked her.

The man was walking toward the 34-year-old woman near the intersection of Bergen Street and Schenectady Avenue at about 11:40 p.m. on Aug. 8, when he suddenly lunged at her, wrapping his arm around her neck and pulling her to the ground, according to police and video of the robbery.

He then took her bag and fled westbound on Bergen Street, cops said. A cell phone and tablet were among the items in the woman’s bag.

The woman was treated by EMS for small lacerations to her face, neck and body, police said.

The NYPD released new surveillance footage of the suspect on Tuesday, hoping to identify him.

No arrests have been made and the investigation is ongoing.

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