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Cops: 2 Men Threaten Bronx Livery Driver With Hammer Before Driving Off In His Cab

(credit: NYPD)

(credit: NYPD)

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Two suspects are being sought for threatening a livery cab driver with a hammer during a robbery in the Bronx before fleeing in his car, police said.

The 52-year-old driver picked up the suspects around 6:20 a.m. Saturday at East 163rd Street and Southern Boulevard, police said.

After arriving at their destination, the suspects put the driver in a chokehold and threatened him with a hammer, police said.

The suspects then robbed the driver, pushed him out of the cab and drove off in his vehicle, police said.

Both men are believed to be about 5-feet-6-inches tall. They were both wearing a baseball hat, T-shirt and jeans, police said.

One of the suspects is believed to be in his 30s, the other in his 40s.

Anyone with information is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS.