The robbery happened shortly after 1:30 on Tuesday afternoon.
Investigators said the suspect hailed a livery cab at 366 41st Street in Brooklyn and asked to be taken to 54th Street between 9th Avenue and Fort Hamilton Parkway.
Once the vehicle arrived on that location, the suspect pulled out a gun and demanded the victim's money and cell phone.
After getting what he wanted, the suspect fled on foot.
The robbery was captured on a car surveillance camera.
The suspect is described as 18-23, approx. 5'10" in height, 180lbs., wearing red shorts, a white t-shirt, and black baseball cap with the logo Brooklyn on it.
Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call Crime stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). You can also submit tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers website at www.nypdcrimestoppers.com or by texting tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.
All calls are strictly confidential.
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