Police: Suspect Robbed Driver At Gunpoint; Took Cash, Cell Phone

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police on Sunday evening were searching for a suspect who robbed a livery cab driver just off the Cross Bronx Expressway in the Bronx.

The robbery happened around 12:45 a.m. Sunday at the corner of 176th Street and Crotona Avenue, police said.

The suspect got into the livery cab, flashed a handgun and demanded money, police said. The driver handed over an unspecified amount of money and a cell phone, and the suspect fled north on nearby Belmont Avenue, police said.

The suspect was described as a male Hispanic in his 20s, standing about 5 feet 5 inches tall and weighing about 150 pounds with short black hair. He was last seen wearing a white T-shirt and jeans, police said.

Police have released a surveillance photo of the suspect.

Anyone with information on the robbery was asked to call the NYPD Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS, log onto the Crime Stoppers Web site, or text tips to 274637 (CRIMES) and enter TIP577.

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