Livery Driver Threatened and Robbed in Midwood, Cops Say

By Iris Mansour on August 18, 2013 2:21pm 

 Two men held up a livery car driver in Midwood on Saturday August 17, 2013.
Two men held up a livery car driver in Midwood on Saturday August 17, 2013.
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NEW YORK CITY — Police are searching for two suspects who hijacked a livery car in Midwood on Saturday morning, cops said.

The robbery unfolded when the driver was called to 1308 5th Ave. about 2 a.m.

One of the men in the stickup crew barged into backseat of the car, placed a sharp object against the driver's throat and demanded his money, police said.

His accomplice stood by the door and pushed the driver’s head into the steering wheel before making off with $200 dollars and the driver’s cell phone, according to the official report.

The two then fled along Avenue L, on foot, toward East 4th Street, cops said.

A photo released by the NYPD shows a man in the backseat of the car wearing a  white, long-sleeved shirt and blue hat who police thought to be around 20 years-old. His accomplice is described as a man in his forties.

The driver was not seriously injured.

Police ask anyone with information about the burglaries to contact Crime Stoppers or call (800)-577-8477 or text 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.


 

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