Video Catches Perp In Vehicle
Detectives continue to search for the knife-wielding suspect who attacked and robbed a livery cab driver in Bushwick last Saturday morning, Nov. 22, police reported.
According to law enforcement sources, the incident occurred at 10:55 a.m. last Saturday in front of a location on Halsey Street between Knickerbocker and Wilson avenues, across the street from Irving Square Park.
Reportedly, the crook- described as a black male standing 5’10”-tall, weighing 180 lbs. and wearing a red track suit with white stripes-got into the passenger seat of a cab driven by a 47-year-old man.
Footage of the perpetrator can be viewed on the Times Newsweekly’s YouTube page, www.youtube.com/timesnewswe ekly.
Authorities said the bandit then displayed a knife and demanded cash from the driver. When the cabbie refused, police said, the suspect went on the attack, assaulting and then stabbing the man multiple times about the body.
During the assault, police said, the driver lost control of the vehicle, which then crashed into a fence. Reportedly, the suspect took the victim’s iPhone and an undisclosed amount of money, then fled on foot southbound along Knickerbocker Avenue.
Officers from the 83rd Precinct and EMS units responded to the scene. Paramedics brought the driver to Kings County Hospital Center for treatment of injuries not considered life-threatening.
An investigation is ongoing.
Anyone with information regarding the robbery or the suspect’s 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.