MORRISANIA — A group of thieves held a knife up to a livery cab driver's throat and stole $140 from him on Friday night, police said.
The 36-year-old driver picked up the three men on Friday around 11:20 p.m. at E. 144th Street and St. Ann's Avenue and dropped them off about a mile away at 905 Tinton Ave., according to the NYPD.
Before getting out of the car, however, one of the passengers held a knife up to the driver's throat and told him "Don't move!" as another suspect snatched $140 in cash from the car's front door panel, police said.
The third suspect opened the rear passenger door, and the thieves fled into 731 E. 161st St., according to police.
The driver suffered minor injuries from the robbery but refused medical attention, police said.
Officers described the suspects as three men in their late teens to early 20s.
Anyone with information about this robbery is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS or, for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). 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 entering TIP577. All calls are kept strictly confidential.