Police: Suspects Targeting Bronx Livery Cab Drivers
Police say the men assault drivers after hailing livery cabs on the street and demand money.
The first incident happened on Sept. 18 when one of the suspect hailed a cab around Boston Road and Allerton Avenue. Police say the suspect wrapped something around the driver’s neck and demanded cash.
Then two days later, a second suspect hailed a livery cab near Boston Road and Waring Avenue. This time police say, when the suspect wrapped an object around the driver’s neck, the driver tried to escape. That’s when the suspect stabbed the victim in the neck and then jumped into the driver’s seat of the cab. He hit a parked car then jumped out and took off on foot.
Three days on Sept. 23, police say the two suspects were together when they hailed a livery cab at White Plains Road and Pelham Parkway. Again, they wrapped something around the driver’s neck and demanded cash. One of the suspects choked the driver while the other removed the cab’s security camera. The two then took off.
Both victims sustained minor injuries.
Police say the first suspect is Hispanic, between 30 and 40-years-old. He’s about six feet tall weighing around 185 pounds with short black hair and a goatee.
Police say the second suspect is black, between 20 and 30-years-old. He also about six feet tall weighing around 180 pounds. He’s been seen wearing a bubble jacket and a fisherman’s hat or knitted cap.
Anyone with information should call police or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or visit www.nypdcrimestoppers.com.