Police Release Sketch In Brooklyn Livery Cab Robbery, Beating

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police on Friday were asking for help from the public in finding a suspect who robbed livery cab driver at gunpoint and beat him in Flatbush-Ditmas Park, Brooklyn.

Around 5:15 a.m. Jan. 26, two suspects entered a livery cab parked in front of 430 E. 8th St. in Brooklyn, police said. One suspect placed a gun to the back of the 22-year-old male driver’s head and demanded money, police said.

A struggle ensued, and the driver was struck multiple times in the face with a closed fist, police said. He suffered cuts and bruises.

The suspects took about $500 and the victim’s iPhone, police said.

Police have released a sketch of one suspect, who is described as a black male between 25 and 35, weighing about 150 to 170 pounds. He was last seen wearing a dark hooded sweat shirt, police said.

The second suspect described as a black male, last seen wearing a dark hooded sweat shirt.

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

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