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Police Release Sketch of Suspect in Two Central Park Robberies

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Police have released a sketch of a suspect wanted for at least two robberies in Central Park.

Police say both incidents took place in the vicinity of 74th Street and East Drive.

On Monday, police say the suspect approached a 47-year-old man just after midnight and put him in a chokehold.

He then allegedly took the victim's backpack, which contained $7, two credit cards and a debit card.

Police say he struck again around 12:30 a.m. Wednesday and again used a chokehold before taking another 47-year-old man's bag.

This time, police say he made off with $140 and a debit card.

The suspect is described as being about 6 feet, 5 inches tall.

Anyone with information on the case should contact the Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS, or text CRIMES and then enter TIP577, or visit www.nypdcrimestoppers.com.

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