2013-02-14 / Top Stories

Police Look For Suspect In Livery Cab Robbery

By Dara Mormile

Photo courtesy of NYPD Photo courtesy of NYPD A29-year-old livery cab driver was held up at gunpoint and robbed last week in the Flatlands area and police are asking for the public’s help in tracking down the alleged thief.

The robbery took place on Monday, January 28th at about 2:30 p.m. when, sources said, a man got into a 2008 Toyota livery cab at East 52nd Street between avenues I and J. According to police reports, the man didn’t ask to be taken to a destination – instead, he pulled out a firearm and demanded that the driver hand over money. The driver complied with the gun wielding suspect, who then fled the scene on foot with over $100 in cash.

Police from the 63rd Precinct responded immediately and canvassed the area for the robber, who was only described as a man in his mid-20s, about 6 feet tall, 180 pounds with a dark complexion. He was last seen wearing a black hooded jacket and a skull cap. The livery cab driver told police he was not injured during the incident.

Anyone who may have been in the vicinity at the time is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS. The NYPD has also released a surveillance photo of the alleged suspect.

The public can also submit their tips by logging on to the Crime Stoppers website at www.nypdcrimestoppers.com or texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) and then enter TIP577.

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