By Geoffrey Croft
A tourist was robbed early Sunday morning in Hudson River Park on the bike path at 43rd Street and 12th Avenue near the Intrepid Museum, NYC Park Advocates has learned.
The man, in his 40's, was in town with his wife from Lake George NY had been taking in Hudson River views around 2am when he said he was attacked.
Park Enforcement Patrol Officers heard a man screaming for help and responded. When they arrived they saw a bloody man walking around without a shirt.
According to law enforcement sources two black male teens approached the white male from behind and put him in a choke hold, repeatedly punching him in his face and body.
He was able to escape by slipping out of his shirt. The victim sustained cuts to his face and arms elbows. He refused medical attention.
The assailants took his wallet containing $ 440 dollars, credit cards, and identification.
Suspects fled southbound on 12th Avenue wearing red and white jackets.
Hudson River Park has only two officers on the overnight shift.