Police Hunting Three Suspects Who Robbed Livery Cab Driver in The Bronx

By Alan Neuhauser on May 29, 2012 11:48am 

THE BRONX — Police are searching for a trio men who were caught on video robbing a livery cab driver at knifepoint in the Edenwald section of The Bronx early Sunday morning, authorities said.

The men entered the cab's backseat at about 4 a.m. and asked the driver to take them to East 228th Street and Laconia Avenue, police said. 

Upon arriving at the intersection, the video shows one of the men pulling something from his pocket and lunging toward the driver. Another of the men then leans across the seat and reaches for the driver, the video shows.

Cops said the suspects held a knife to the driver and held him down while they swiped his wallet.

The suspects then fled the cab on foot, police said. The driver was no injured.

The suspects were described as standing 5-foot-6 and weighing between 140 and 160 pounds.  

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS (5477). Members of the public can also submit tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at www.nypdcrimestoppers.com or by texting tips to CRIMES (274637), then entering TIP577. 

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