Trio robbed taxi driver in Ozone Park: NYPD

OZONE PARK — Three men picked up by a livery cab in Richmond Hill Aug. 3 allegedly pistol whipped their driver and stole his iPhone, tablet and wallet after arriving at their Ozone Park destination, the NYPD said.

The Police Department said the trio got into the cab near 89-29 102nd St. at about 4:10 a.m.

When the car stopped near John Adams High School in Ozone Park, the NYPD said the group allegedly held down the 60-year-old driver and repeatedly hit him in the head and face with a black gun while demanding money.

Police said the men then took his iPhone, Verizon tablet and wallet, which contained $250 and a debit card.

The driver was brought to the hospital in stable condition with lacerations to the left eye and swelling on the right side of his face, according to the NYPD.

Police released photos of the suspects and requested help locating them.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call Crime stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477).

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