Friday, May 31, 2013

Bored Gunmen rob cabbie

By Dan Gesslein

BRONX, NEW YORK, MAY 31- Not even a gun held to the head of a cabbie seems to have awakened a robber from his boredom. Surveillance video shows a cabbie being held up at gunpoint in Van Nest while the accomplice looks bored.

Police released surveillance video from inside a livery cab where the driver had a gun pressed against his head. At around 12:45 a.m. on May 28, the 22-year-old livery driver picked up the pair at the corner of White Plains Road and Morris Park Avenue. The cabbie drove them to 1790 Clinton Avenue when one of men pulled out a revolver and pressed it to the side of the driver's head. While the gunman was threatening the driver and demanding cash, his accomplice was shown on tape slouched in the backseat with a look of boredom on his face.

Cops say the pair made off with an undetermined amount of cash, a tablet computer and the taxi radio.

Anyone with information should 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.

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