NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a man they said stole a cab after stabbing the driver in the neck.
Police said the 67-year-old victim picked up the suspect Wednesday morning in the West Farms section of the Bronx.
After being driven to Mott Haven, the suspect allegedly stabbed the cabbie with a knife.
The victim opened the driver’s side door and fell out of the cab.
The suspect then got in the driver’s seat and drove off, police said.
The car was later recovered nearby.
The cab driver walked to the 40th Precinct to report the incident and was taken to Lincoln Hospital in serious but stable condition.
Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.