NYPD looking for thief who choked victim at Central Park

The NYPD has released a sketch of a suspect they say choked and robbed a 53-year-old man in The Ramble area of Central Park Thursday night.

Police say the suspect approached the victim and asked for money.

When he said no and walked away, the suspect allegedly grabbed him from behind, choked him until he passed out, and then stole his wallet and backpack before taking off.

The victim was treated at the hospital.

Anyone with information is asked to call police.