New York Daily News

Goon chokes man, 70

- Graham Rayman

A robber crept up on a 70-year-old man in Midtown, put him in a chokehold, sprayed him in the eyes and stole his cell phone and $180, cops said Thursday.

The mugger attacked his victim on W. 54th St. near 10th Ave. about 7:15 a.m. Wednesday. Cops aren’t sure what he sprayed in the man’s eye.

The suspect ran west on W. 54th St. toward 10th Ave.

Medics took the victim to Mount Sinai West in stable condition.

Cops released surveillan­ce photos of the suspect (below) Thursday and asked for the public’s help identifyin­g him.

He is described as black, about 21, 6 feet tall and 160 pounds with a slim build. He was wearing a white hoodie, black pants and black shoes.

Anyone with informatio­n is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidenti­al.

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