Trio takes off with an Uber driver’s car in Flushing after pickup goes bad: cops

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Police are looking for three suspects who stole an Uber driver’s car in Flushing earlier this month.

According to police, at 4:07 a.m. on March 9, a 35-year-old Uber driver picked up three passengers at 32-17 College Point Blvd. Once inside, police said, the driver realized that the three individuals were not his arranged customers and an argument ensued.

Law enforcement sources said the driver then pulled over and got out of his vehicle, demanding the individuals to get out of his vehicle as well. One of the suspects then attempted to punch the driver in the face while a second suspect got into the driver’s seat.

The three suspects then fled in the victim’s vehicle in an unknown direction; it was later recovered in front of an apartment house on Clinton Street in the Red Hook section of Brooklyn.

Officers from the 109th Precinct responded to the incident in Flushing; the driver was not seriously injured.

Police described the first suspect as a 35-year-old black woman with long, dark hair, was last seen wearing dark pants, black sneakers, a pocketbook and a black, hooded winter jacket.

The second perpetrator, authorities said, was a 35-year-old black man standing 6 feet tall, weighing 175 pounds, with short black hair with a goatee, was last seen wearing blue jeans, black sneakers, a skull cap, a dark hooded sweatshirt and a winter jacket.

Finally, cops described the third suspect as a 35-year-old black man standing 5 feet, 5 inches tall with a full beard, was last seen wearing a baseball cap, three quarter jacket, a sweater with a picture on the front, black belt, light colored pants and Timberland boots.

Anyone with information in regards to this robbery is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).  The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All calls and messages are kept confidential.

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