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Cops: Robbery Suspects Struck Pair Of Brooklyn Livery Cabs

Two men wanted in connection with a pair of livery cab robberies in Brooklyn. (Credit: DCPI)

Two men wanted in connection with a pair of livery cab robberies in Brooklyn. (Credit: DCPI)

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NEW YORK(CBSNewYork) — The NYPD has asked the public for help in identifying two men wanted in connection with a pair of gunpoint livery cab hold-ups that took place in the Bushwick section of Brooklyn.

Shortly after 11:oo a.m. on Saturday, two men entered a livery cab at Wyckoff Avenue and Covert Street. At some point during their ride one of the men brandished a firearm and demanded money from the driver. The driver fled the vehicle and the suspects made off with $70.

Minutes later, one of the suspects was picked up by a second livery cab on Weirfield Street between Irving Avenue and Wyckoff Avenue. Once again, the suspect brandished a weapon and demanded money. The driver complied and gave the suspect $250. The suspect fled on foot.

No injuries were reported in either incident.

The suspects have been described as black males. One was wearing a dark top and a cap and the second was wearing a dark-colored hoodie.

Anyone with information regarding these robberies has been asked to contact the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS. The public can also submit tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at http://www.nypdcrimestoppers.com or by texting tips to 274637[CRIMES] and entering TIP577.

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