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Police: Livery Cab Driver Robbed At Knifepoint In The Bronx

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – The hunt is on for a robbery suspect who allegedly took off with a livery cab driver’s car after threatening him with a knife in the Bronx.

Around 5 a.m. last Friday, police said the 59-year-old driver picked up the suspect who asked to be taken to Westchester and Bryant Avenue.

When they arrived at their destination, police said the suspect took out a knife, demanded the driver’s money and then told him to get out of the car.

The driver complied and the suspect fled in the vehicle which was found a short time later on Westchester Avenue.

The suspect is described as a Hispanic man believed to be in his 40s.

Police said he is about 5-feet-9-inches tall and weighs approximately 170 pounds.

No injuries were reported.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS.

The public can also submit their tips to the Crime Stoppers website, or by texting 274637(CRIMES) then entering TIP577.

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