Police hunt suspect who allegedly tried to hold up cabbie with syringe

Sketch courtesy NYPD

FOREST HILLS — A syringe-wielding man tried to stick up a cabbie Friday night, police said.

The NYPD released a sketch of the 25-to-30-year-old man who cops allege entered a yellow cab at about 10 p.m. near the corner of 63rd Drive and 108th Street and demanded money.

The man, described as having a slight beard, displayed a syringe and simulated a gun, but the hack refused to fork over cash and the suspect fled, police said.

Those with information should contact NYPD’s Crimestoppers by calling 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), visiting its website at nypdcrimestoppers.com or texting 274637 (CRIMES) and entering TIP577.

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