PATERSON, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — Police announced that surveillance images and video had been obtained Monday, showing the robbery of a taxi cab in Paterson, New Jersey in progress.

In the early morning hours this past Tuesday, the driver of a Green Taxi Cab Co. cab picked up four men and took them to Crosby and Marion avenues, where he was set to drop them off, Paterson police said.

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As he was in the process of dropping the men off, one of the passengers – behind a partially-open partition in the back seat – point a handgun ant the driver’s head and demanded that the driver give him the money he had.

The front-seat passenger also held a knife to the driver’s neck, police said.

The suspects took the driver’s money and cellphone and ran off, police said.

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The video from inside the cab shows the entire robbery in progress. First, the man in the front passenger’s seat – dressed in a hoodie – directs the driver to take the group “down where the trees” are.

When the cab stops, the back seat passenger points a black handgun at the driver, while the front-seat passenger says, “Give me the f***ing money” and approaches the driver, appearing to hold a knife to his neck.

Police asked for assistance in identifying the front-seat passenger whose face is seen in the video, and have released a still image.

Anyone with information was asked to call the Paterson Police Detective Bureau at (973) 321-1120 or (973) 523-TIPS.

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