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2 sought in robbery of livery cab driver

September 2, 2012 5:14:31 PM PDT
New York City police are asking for the public's help in identifying two suspects who threatened a livery cab driver with a hammer during a robbery before fleeing in his car.

Police say the 52-year-old cab driver picked up the two suspects in the Bronx on Saturday and drove them to their destination.

Once there, the suspects placed the driver in a chokehold and threatened him with a hammer.

Police say they then robbed the victim of his property and drove off in his cab.

In a separate incident on Wednesday, a livery cab driver was stabbed in the stomach and remains in critical condition at Jacobi Hospital.

The New York State Federation of Taxi Drivers is offering a reward for information leading to the arrest of the two suspects.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Crime Stoppers hot line at 1-800-577-TIPS.

All calls will be kept confidential.

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