NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police are looking for help in finding a trio of suspects wanted for allegedly beating up a cab driver.

The NYPD said the incident, which took place on Dec. 1 at  around 4:10 a.m., ended with physical violence when the occupants didn’t pay their fare.

Authorities said three suspects — two women and one man — were picked up at Allen Street and East Houston Street and dropped off at Grand Street and Lewis Street, where the altercation occurred.

A dispute over the fare ensued before the suspects punched the 42-year-old cab driver several times and took his cell phone, police said.

The suspects then fled westbound on Grand Street.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call Crime stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

All calls are strictly confidential.

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