2012-03-22 / Front Page


Cops Seek Two Suspects In Livery Cab Robbery
By Charles Rogers

A video taken by a surveillance camera inside a livery cab shows striking images of two suspects allegedly in the act of robbing the driver early last Saturday at the corner of East 88th Street and Seaview Avenue. The driver was not injured and the suspects are still being sought, police said.

According to a report from Detective Cheryl Crispin, a spokesperson for NYPD Deputy Commissioner Paul Browne, the two suspects got into the cab in the Gravesend section at Avenue X and McDonald Avenue at about 12:45 a.m. and asked to be driven to the Canarsie street.

When they arrived, one man produced a gun and demanded that the cab driver give him all his money. The second man simulated a gun under his shirt, according to Crispin.

As soon as the driver handed over his cash, said by police to be about $150, the two suspects fled from the area on foot.

The first suspect is described as black, approximately 20 to 30 years old, about five-feet, eight-inches tall and weighing about 150 lbs. The detective said the man has “facial hair” and was wearing a light colored, hooded sweatshirt. He was holding a black gun.

The second is also black, about 20 to 30 years of age, six-feet tall and weighs approximately 170 lbs. He has dark skin and has a full beard, the detective said. He was also wearing a light colored, hooded sweatshirt, and a ski hat.

Anyone with information is asked to call the 69th Precinct Detective Squad at (718) 257-6215 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS. All calls will be kept strictly confidential.

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