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Robber Steals Car from Livery Driver in Brownsville

By DNAinfo Staff on April 14, 2012 4:37pm  | Updated on April 14, 2012 4:38pm

By Sarah Tan

Special to DNAinfo

BROOKLYN - Police are looking for a man they say assaulted a livery cab driver in Brownsville before stealing the car and then crashing it in East Flatbush.

The 63-year-old livery driver picked up the suspect at Wilmohr Street and Rockaway Parkway aorund 4:15 a.m. on April 7.   While en route to his destination, the suspect demanded money from the driver and then began to assault him, police said.

The driver stopped the car and the suspect threw him out of the vehicle and then drove away, cops said.

The car thief crashed the cab into a parked car on East 43 Street and Linden Boulevard and fled, police said.

The suspect is described 30 to 35, about 6 feet tall and 200 pounds. He has a light complexion with a bald head and beard. 

Anyone with information in regards to this robbery is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS.

The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers Website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or texting their tips to 274637(CRIMES) then enter TIP577.