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They Robbed and Roughed Up Cabbie

Three bandits who robbed and assaulted a livery cab driver in Ozone Park earlier this month remain at large, police reported. The incident reportedly occurred at about 4:10 a.m. on Sunday, Aug. 3. According to law enforcement sources, a 60-year-old male taxi driver picked up the suspects from a stand located on 102nd Street near Jamaica Avenue in Richmond Hill and drove them to a location on 101st Street off Rockaway Boulevard. Upon arriving in Ozone Park, authorities said, the suspects held and, using a black handgun, pistolwhipped the driver about the face and head while demanding cash. They reportedly removed the driver’s iPhone, a tablet computer and his wallet, which contained $250 in cash and a credit card. Following the attack, they fled in an unknown direction. The incident was reported to the 106th Precinct; the driver suffered lacerations to his left eye and swelling. Anyone with information regarding the robbery or the suspects’ whereabouts that could prove helpful is asked to contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-577-TIPS; by text message to 274637 (enter information, then the code TIP577) or online at www.nypdcrimestoppers.com. All calls and messages will be kept confidential.


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