By Dan Gesslein
BRONX, NEW YORK, MAY 22- Police are asking for the public’s help in trying to catch a knife-wielding robber who stuck up a cabbie in Mott Haven.
Cops say the 26-year-old livery cab driver picked up his fair at around 2:50 a.m. at East 180th Street and Southern Boulevard in West Farms. The cabbie drove to 515 East 143 Street in Mott Haven where he pulled out a knife and demanded money. Cops say after grabbing an unknown amount of cash, the robber left the cab and fled into the courtyard of a nearby building.
Police released surveillance video taken from inside the cab in the hope of catching the thief. The suspect is described as a Hispanic male between the ages of 25 and 25. He is 5 foot 7 and weighs 140 pounds. He has a beard and was last seen wearing a dark Yankees hat and denim jacket.
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 by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.
All calls are strictly confidential.