Monday, November 26, 2012

Cab muggers sought

BRONX, NEW YORK, November 26- Police are asking for the public’s help in trying to catch a pair of thieves who mugged a driver inside his livery car in Bedford Park.

At around 11 p.m. on November 24, the pair were inside a cab in the area of East 198th Street and Briggs Avenue. One of the men pulled out a knife and demanded cash. The driver forked over the cash and the pair fled from the cab.

Investigators from the 52nd Precinct released surveillance video from inside the cab showing the thieves in action. The first suspect is described as a black male, 5 foot 8 tall and weighing 180 pounds. He was last seen wearing a light-colored hooded sweatshirt and black hat. This is the man suspected of using the knife. 

The second suspect is a black male, 5 foot 11 and 220 pounds. He has a mustache and was last seen wearing a light-colored sweat shirt and a light colored scarf around his head.

Anyone with information is urged to call CRIMESTOPPERS at (800) 577-TIPS. The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers Website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or texting their tips to 274637(CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All calls are confidential.

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