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Cops Seek Suspect In Series Of Livery Cab Robberies

Armed Suspect Has Struck 5 times In The Last Two Weeks
Police are looking for a man who has been robbing livery cabs in Upper Manhattan and the Bronx. (Credit NYPD)

Police are looking for a man who has been robbing livery cabs in Upper Manhattan and the Bronx. (Credit NYPD)

NEW YORK(CBSNewYork) — The NYPD has asked the public for help in identifying a man wanted in connection with a series of livery cab robberies in Upper Manhattan and the Bronx.

On Saturday, November 16, at 3:45 a.m. the suspect entered a cab near West Fordham Road and Loring Place. When the cab arrived at the suspect’s requested location he brandished a firearm and removed the victim’s cell phone, car keys, and $125.

On Tuesday, November 19, at 3 a.m. a 47-year-old black male picked the suspect up at West 131 Street and 7th Ave. The armed suspect demanded a ride to West 141 Street and Chisum Place. En route to his destination the suspect demanded money from the victim.

Two incidents were reported on Sunday, November 24. In both incidents the suspect entered cabs on West 142nd Street and removed cash, a cell phone, and keys from the driver.

The most recent incident occurred on Tuesday, November 26. The suspect entered a cab near 132nd Street and 5th Ave and proceeded to relieve the driver of $120 and his car keys.

The suspect has been described as a black male, he is approximately 6’1″.

Anyone with information regarding these robberies has been asked to contact NYPD Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS.

The public can also submit tips by logging on to the Crime Stoppers website at http://www.nypdcrimestoppers.com or by texting tips to 274637[CRIMES] and entering TIP577.

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