NEW YORK (WCBS 880) — Police are looking for a man who they say attacked and robbed a customer in the restroom of a Burlington Coat Factory in the Bronx.
The incident happened just before 2 p.m. last Friday at the store located on 700 Exterior St.
Police said a 63-year-old man was using the restroom when the suspect came up behind him and placed him in a chokehold.
The suspect then snatched $40 in cash from the victim's jacket pocket before running off, police said.
The victim sustained a cut to his lower lip during the incident, but did not seek medical attention.
The NYPD has released surveillance images of the suspect that was captured after the incident.
The suspect was last seen wearing a dark colored jacket, black baseball cap, blue jeans, a grey and black striped shirt, black sneakers, black backpack and a surgical mask. Police describe the suspect as an adult male with a dark complexion, 170 pounds, approximately 6-feet tall with short dark hair.
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 or on Twitter @NYPDTips.
All calls are strictly confidential.