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Livery cab drivers robbed in Brooklyn and Queens

Matt Kozar reports from Ridgewood, Queens
April 6, 2014 4:59:56 AM PDT
Police are looking for two men accused in a pair of armed livery cab robberies Saturday.

The first incident took place Saturday just after 11 a.m. when the two suspects entered a cab at Wyckoff Avenue in Ridgewood, Queens.

As the livery cab operator was driving, one suspect displayed a black firearm and demanded money. The driver exited the vehicle and fled, while the suspects removed $70 cash from the driver's side area.

About a half hour later, one of the suspects from the previous robbery was picked up by another livery cab on Weirfield Street in Bushwick, Brooklyn between Irving Avenue and Wyckoff Avenue.

He displayed a black firearm and demanded money. The livery cab operator complied, and gave the suspect $250 cash. The suspect then fled the cab on foot. No one ws hurt in either incident.

The suspects in the first incident are described as two male blacks, one wearing a dark top and a cap and the second wearing a dark colored hoodie. In the second incident, the lone suspect is wearing the hoodie with a mark over the bottom portion of his face.

Anyone with information in regards to these robberies is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS. The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers Website at http://WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or texting their tips to 274637(CRIMES) then enter TIP577.


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