Livery Cab Driver Robbed by Gunpoint in Long Island City, Cops Say

By Jeanmarie Evelly on July 9, 2013 4:43pm 

 Cops say the suspect was riding in a livery cab when he pulled out a gun and demanded cash.
Cops say the suspect was riding in a livery cab when he pulled out a gun and demanded cash.
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LONG ISLAND CITY — Cops are looking for a man wanted for robbing a livery cab driver by gunpoint in Long Island City.

Police say the 52-year-old male victim picked up the suspect outside a grocery store at 40th Avenue and 9th Street in Queensbridge around 4:30 p.m. on Saturday.

The two were en route to nearby Hunters Point when the suspect drew a black gun on the driver and demanded cash, according to cops. The suspect took the money and fled on foot near 45th Avenue and Vernon Boulevard, police said.

The suspect is described a man around 5-foot-7 and 170 pounds, wearing a baseball cap and a white tank top, according to the NYPD.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS (8477).

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