Livery Driver Fends Off Knife-Wielding Robbers in The Bronx, Police Say
THE BRONX — A livery cab driver fought back against two muggers in The Bronx Sunday afternoon after one of the robbers placed a knife to his throat, police said.
A male and female passenger attacked the driver at the corner of Jennings and Chisholm streets about 4 p.m. Sunday after he picked them up in West Harlem, according to the NYPD.
The man and woman reached over and grabbed some cash from the driver, but when the man tried to take money out of the cabbie's hand, the cabbie fought back, police said.
The muggers slashed the cabbie's right forearm and the muggers fled.
The cabbie was treated at St. Barnabus Hospital, police said.
The couple had asked to be dropped off at East 174th Street near Crotona Park.
The female suspect is in her mid-30s, stands 5 feet, 8 inches tall and weighs approximately 160 pounds with black hair and brown eyes, police said. She was last seen wearing blue jeans and a blue jean jacket.
The male suspect is in his early 30s, about 5 feet, 8 inches tall and 180 pounds. He was last seen wearing a black hoodie, dark pants and a black knit hat.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). You can also submit tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at www.nypdcrimestoppers.com.