NYPD: 2 Men Robbed Livery Cab Driver At Gunpoint In Brooklyn

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police are asking for the public’s help in finding two suspects wanted in connection with the robbery of a livery cab driver in Brooklyn.

Police said around 12:40 a.m. Saturday, two men got into the cab at Avenue X and McDonald Avenue  and asked to be driven to East 88 Street and Seaview Avenue.

Police said once they arrived at their destination the suspects robbed the driver at gunpoint before fleeing on foot.

The driver was not injured.

The suspects are believed to be between 20- and 30-years-old.

Police said one of the men is about 5-feet-8-inches tall and approximately 150 pounds. He was last seen wearing a light colored hooded sweatshirt.

The other suspect is believed to be about 6-feet-tall weighing about 170 pounds. He was last seen wearing a light colored hooded sweatshirt and ski hat.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477).

  • Dan_the_analyst

    I routinely wear a hoodie when I am not at work. I am a financial analyst for a top 10 Multinational Organization…I am not in the bisuiness of breaking laws…Hoodies have nothing to do with it….I feel bad for the driver…poor man probably lived through a significant amount of shock/stress.

    Hope these thugs are caught….but even if they are, with the way the system is designed…they’ll be hitting up another cab shortly enough.

  • Love NYC

    Especially if it is pulled up over another hat and zipped up to the chin. Were both of them that cold? Winter is over. But then, what if the driver refused to take them? Driving or being a passenger in a cab is in the high risk category if you ask me.

  • rosa

    never pick up anyone wearing a hoodie!

    • Att. Hoar

      My grandma wears hoodies :/

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