Cops: Robbery Suspect Arrested After Being Spotted At Train Station By Victim
EAST MEADOW, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) — A woman who claims she was attacked and robbed by a livery cab driver on Long Island spotted her assailant in a train station and then alerted police, authorities said.
The 34-year-old driver was arrested Saturday night, five days after the alleged robbery, Nassau County police said. He’s awaiting arraignment.
The woman took his cab early Monday after getting off a subway in Queens, police said. He pulled over in East Meadow, demanded her money, punched her in the face and tried to take her pocketbook, investigators said.
The 25-year-old woman fell from the car during the struggle and suffered minor injuries, police said. The cabbie drove off.
The alleged victim saw the driver Saturday at the Long Island Rail Road station in Jamaica, Queens, and summoned police, authorities said.
You May Also Be Interested In These Stories
- 2 NYPD Officers Killed In ‘Execution-Style’ Shooting In Brooklyn
- Family Of Michael Brown Calls Ambush Killings Of 2 NYPD Officers ‘Senseless’
- NYPD In Mourning Over Deaths Of Officers Rafael Ramos, Wenjian Liu
- Police Unions, Others Blast De Blasio After Shooting Deaths Of 2 NYPD Cops
(TM and © Copyright 2014 CBS Radio Inc. and its relevant subsidiaries. CBS RADIO and EYE Logo TM and Copyright 2014 CBS Broadcasting Inc. Used under license. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)