NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — New York City police are looking for a man wanted in connection with the assault and robbery of a taxi driver in the Bronx.
The 50-year-old victim was standing in front of his cab at Lawrence Avenue and East 172nd Street around 11:45 p.m. Saturday when police said he was approached by two men.READ MORE: NYPD Officer Jason Rivera Fatally Shot, Officer Wilbert Mora Critically Injured Responding To Harlem Domestic Dispute
During a brief argument, police said one of the men hit the taxi driver in the face with a glass bottle while the other man punched him in the head, knocking him to the ground.
The suspects removed the victim’s jacket, which contained $1,000, police said.READ MORE: 'The Loss Of A Hero': New York Mourns Death Of 22-Year-Old NYPD Officer Jason Rivera
Police have released a video of one of the suspects, described as a Hispanic man, 20-25 years old, 5’9″ tall, 200 pounds, with hair in a ponytail, and a goatee. He was last seen wearing a dark colored jacket, gray hooded sweater, dark colored baseball cap, light colored jeans and black sneakers.
The other man was arrested on Saturday.
Anyone with information is asked to call the NYPD Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS, visit the Crime Stoppers website, or text tips to 274637 (CRIMES) and enter TIP577.MORE NEWS: Lashawn McNeil, Suspect In Deadly Harlem Police Shooting, Was On Probation, Had 5 Prior Arrests
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