BY THE VILLAGE SUN | A pair of muggers robbed a senior man two blocks north of Washington Square Park early Tuesday morning, police said.
According to police, on Sept. 13, around 4:15 a.m., a 64-year-old Manhattan resident was walking in front of 20 Fifth Ave., at Ninth Street, when two strangers, roughly in their 30s, approached him from behind.
One of the punks held the victim by his throat while the other removed his wallet, containing around $110, credit cards and keys. The perpetrators then fled on foot.
The victim refused medical attention at the scene. A police spokesperson did not say if the individual lives in Greenwich Village’s Sixth Precinct but did say he is a Manhattan resident.
Police released surveillance photos of the two alleged suspects obtained from the vicinity of the robbery.
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