Armed crook robs two cab drivers at gunpoint just 10 minutes apart in Queens

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Cops are looking for a man who robbed two cab drivers at gunpoint just minutes apart in South Jamaica.

According to police, on Aug. 20 an unknown man called a cab service and requested to be picked up in front of a home on 154th Street off of 119th Avenue.

When the cab arrived at the location at 11:30 a.m., the suspect approached the 47-year-old male on-duty cab driver, opened the front passenger door, displayed a handgun and demanded the driver’s property.

The victim complied and handed over two cellphones and $185 in cash. The suspect ran northbound on 154th Street and then fled the scene inside of a red four door sedan.

That same day, the suspect called a cab service and requested to be picked up at 145th Street near 119th Avenues. When the cab arrived at 11:40 a.m., the suspect sat in the front passenger seat and displayed a handgun at the 36-year-old male on-duty cab driver.

The thief took the victim’s cellphone, wallet and $60 in cash before fleeing the scene on foot in an unknown direction.

Police described the suspect as a black man in his 20s and standing 5 feet, 7 inches tall. He was last seen wearing a white shirt, gray pants and light colored shoes.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident 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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