Police Sunday evening were seeking the robber who robbed and shot a livery cab driver in the South Bronx during the early morning hours.
A $1,000 reward is being offered after a pair of violent attacks on livery cab drivers last month.
Michael Magnan appeared in court to hear prosecutors charge him with shooting a livery cab passenger during a robbery Saturday morning in Flatlands.
Authorities said the 20-year-old victim had just exited the cab and entered the vestibule area of apartment building on 30th Street and 34th Avenue when the driver of that cab followed her.
He was bleeding badly and suffered head injuries, but a neighbor said that the little boy still tried to comfort his mother. He told her not to cry. He was thrown about 20 feet by the impact.
Police said that a man got into a minor crash at Crescent Street and Atlantic Avenue in Brooklyn early this morning and then sped off into Queens. That’s where police said that the hit-and-run driver struck a livery cab, flipped over and hit other parked cars.
Sal Medina couldn’t believe what was unfolding before his eyes as a white livery cab came to a stop next to his newsstand on Delancey Street.
The plan allows livery cabs to pick up passengers in upper Manhattan and anywhere in the four other boroughs. It’s set to begin on Monday.
The lawsuit wants to block a law allowing car services to pick up passengers who hail them on the street in the outer boroughs and above 96th Street in Manhattan.
Just before 4 a.m. Sunday, the three suspects threatened the driver with a knife, held him down and stole his wallet before fleeing on foot, police said.
Bhupinder Singh, a 38-year-old from Ridgewood, Queens pleaded guilty to first-degree unlawful imprisonment before Queens Criminal Court.
The suspect allegedly stole money from his 26-year-old victim before fleeing the scene.
Police said around 12:40 a.m. Saturday, two men asked to be driven to East 88 Street and Seaview Avenue and once they arrived at their destination, the suspects robbed the driver at gunpoint before fleeing on foot.
Mayor Bloomberg celebrated the historic taxi agreement with cheering livery drivers Wednesday at Seanman Car Service in Inwood.
Under the plan, the city will sell 18,000 permits allowing livery cab drivers to pick up passengers north of 96th Street in Manhattan and in the outer four boroughs.