Police: Teens attacked, robbed 75-year-old in Crown Heights

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Police are looking to identify two suspects who allegedly robbed an elderly man in Crown Heights.

Officials say two teenage boys violently attacked a 75-year-old man and made off with $300 in cash plus the victim's New York State identification card.

Police say the incident happened Monday afternoon just before 2 p.m. near the intersection of Saratoga and St. Marks Avenues. They say the two suspects approached the man from behind and choked him and threw him to the ground.

Officials are describing the suspects as between 5-foot-6 and 5-foot-8.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crimestoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS.

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