Man Hails Cab in Crown Heights, Then Robs Driver

From the Patch:

Authorities are looking for a man who they say hailed a yellow cab in Crown Heights, then robbed the driver after being taken to Brownsville.

The perpetrator hailed the cab near St. John’s Place and Troy Avenue, on Thursday, Nov. 2, around 7:30 a.m., police say. He told the driver to take him to a home on Pitkin Avenue near East New York Avenue, then to a home further down Pitkin, near Powell Street, according to police.

Once they got there, he stuck a gun in the 33-year-old man’s ribcage and demanded money, police said.

The driver said he didn’t have any, but the man took his cell phones and went through his pockets, police said. The man found his wallet, took $200 out and gave the wallet back, according to police, and then fled the scene.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). 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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