Woodmere woman put in chokehold and robbed, police say

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Police are looking for a suspect who put a 69-year-old woman in a chokehold before robbing her in her Woodmere home.

Nassau police said the woman was entering her Forest Avenue home through the garage on Friday at 2:12 p.m. when a stranger came from behind and put her in a chokehold, then demanded her jewelry and wallet.

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The woman complied and the suspect, who police said was possibly wearing a hooded shirt, fled on foot. The woman was not hurt, police said.

Anyone with information is asked to call Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 800-244-TIPS. All callers will remain anonymous.

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