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Police: Man Wanted For Two Armed Robberies Of Livery Cab Drivers

The NYPD said this man robbed two livery cab drivers on Feb 28 and March 4, 2013. (credit: NYPD)

The NYPD said this man robbed two livery cab drivers on Feb 28 and March 4, 2013. (credit: NYPD)

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Police are searching for a man they say is responsible for two livery cab armed robberies in the Bronx.

The incidents happened in the Clason Point and Castle Hill sections of the Bronx.

In the first incident on Feb. 28, police said the suspect got into a livery cab on Rosedale Avenue around 12:30 a.m., pointed a gun at the victim and demanded his cell phone and money and told him to leave the car. The suspect took off in the victim’s car with everything he demanded, according to police.

The 45-year-old victim was uninjured in the incident, police said.

In the second incident on March 4, the suspect got into a livery cab near Olmstead Avenue and Barrett Avenue around 10:45 p.m. and made a similar demand. In that case, the 45-year-old victim complied and the suspect again drove off in the victim’s car with cash. The victim was not injured in the incident.

A surveillance image of the suspect from the first incident has been released by police.

The suspect has been identified by police as a Hispanic man between 50 and 55 years old, five feet ten inches tall and was last seen wearing a green army baseball cap and a green army shirt.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS (8477). You can also submit tips by logging onto Crime Stoppers’ website at www.nypdcrimestoppers.comor by texting tips to CRIMES (274637), then enter TIP577.

All calls are strictly confidential.