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Teen Robs Taxi Driver at Gunpoint for $67, Police Say

By Dartunorro Clark | February 3, 2017 5:46pm
 A passenger pointed a gun at a cab driver and stole $67, police said.
A passenger pointed a gun at a cab driver and stole $67, police said.
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EAST HARLEM — A teen robbed a taxi driver at gunpoint after a nearly four-mile ride from the Bronx, police said.

Nazir Bilal, 16, hailed a yellow cab at 163rd Street and Third Avenue in the Bronx on Jan. 25 around 1:25 a.m. and told the driver to take him to Wagner Houses near First Avenue, police said.

Near the end of the ride — between First and Second Avenue and 120th Street — Bilal pulled out a gun and demanded cash from the 48-year-old driver, police said.

“Give me everything,” Bilal said, according to the victim.  

The victim handed over $67 in cash, police said.

After he got the cash, Bilal ran toward a playground at the NYCHA complex, police said.  

Nearby video surveillance caught him fleeing the cab, police said.  

He was later arrested and charged with robbery, according to the criminal complaint.  

His lawyer did not immediately respond to a request for comment.