NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police say an Uber driver was robbed at gunpoint after asking a passenger to wear a mask.
The 26-year-old driver picked up a man and woman around 8:30 p.m. on March 6 near the corner of 7th Avenue and West 33rd Street in Manhattan.READ MORE: 18-Year-Old Saadiq Teague Arrested After Being Spotted With AK-47 At Times Square Subway Station
Police said they got into an argument after the driver confronted the man about not wearing a mask.
The driver stopped at 7th Avenue and Leroy Street and demanded the passengers get out.READ MORE: COVID Vaccine In New York: Walk-In Appointments Offered To All New Yorkers Over 50 At City-Run Sites
Police said the man slashed the driver’s plastic partition with a knife, then pulled out a gun and stole the victim’s bookbag, containing his wallet and credit cards.
The driver was not hurt in the incident.MORE NEWS: Discarded Tombstone Spotted On Empty Lot Raising Questions In Paramus
Anyone with information about the suspects is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). You can also submit a tip via their website or on Twitter, @NYPDTips. All calls are kept confidential.