Police said it happened at the corner of East 136 Street and Brown Place around 12:15 p.m. on July 30.
The suspect got into the cab, pointed a blade at the 65-year-old driver’s neck, and demanded money, according to police.
The driver gave up cash, an iPhone and a book bag, police said, before the suspect got out and fled the scene.
Police said the driver was not hurt.
The NYPD released this surveillance video of the suspect:
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