THE BRONX, QUEENS N.Y. (PIX11)—Police are searching for two suspects in connection with three violent robberies of livery cab drivers in the Bronx.
The first incident happened on Sept. 18 when one of the suspects hailed a livery cab near Allerton Avenue and Boston Post Road in Allerton. Police say he choked the driver and demanded cash, when he arrived at his destination on East 223rd Street.
Two days later, the suspect took a livery cab to the same location. Then according to investigators, he stabbed the driver when the driver tried to get away, and then took control of the cab. After slamming into a parked car, the suspect jumped out and took off on foot towards East 233rd Street. The driver suffered minor injuries.
In the most recent attack, on Sept. 23, police say the suspect and an accomplice hailed a livery cab on White Plains Road and Pelham Parkway in the Pelham Parkway section. Police say they choked and robbed that driver when they arrived at their destination; they also ripped out the driver's security camera.
Authorities describe the first suspect as 20-30 years old, about six feet tall, 180 pounds, and has been seen wearing a bubble jacket, a fisherman's hat and knit cap. His accomplice for the most recent robbery is 30-40 years old, six feet tall, and about 185 pounds. He has short black hair and a goatee.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at www.nypdcrimestoppers.com, or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.
Edited By Michelle Robinson