Livery cab driver robbed in Long Island City

livery cab suspect
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Police are looking for a man who robbed a livery cab driver at gunpoint in Long Island City Saturday afternoon.

The driver picked up the suspect around 4:30 p.m. in front of a grocery store near 40th Avenue and 9th Street, said cops. During the ride, the suspect pulled out a gun and said he was robbing the driver. The victim pulled the car over at 45th Avenue and Vernon Boulevard and handed over his cash to the suspect, who then fled on foot northbound on Vernon Boulevard.

There were no injuries reported.

The suspect is described as a black, 5’7″ tall, approximately 170 pounds, and was wearing a baseball cap and white tank top.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto Crime Stoppers website or can text their tips to CRIMES (274637), then enter TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.



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