I came across a definition on Google Dictionary that appears very uncommon:
The ODO's page on yoke says:
Attack, especially by strangling.
The example sentence they both use is
Two crackheads yoked this girl.
Since Google cops its content from the Oxford Dictionary, it does not surprise me they have similar, if not the same, content. However, I can't find this definition in any dictionary beside these two, including MW, Collins, Cambridge, Wiktionary. I'd think since it is informal language the Urban Dictionary would have relevant entries, but no not a trace. I wonder if the OED has this usage (I can't view it since it is subscription-based.)
I can't find any instances of this usage on Google Books or general Google search results either. Does yoke really have the meaning of rob, mug?