Car service driver robbed at knifepoint in Jamaica: NYPD

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Cops are looking for this suspect for allegedly robbing a car service driver in Jamaica last month. (NYPD)

A car service driver was robbed at knifepoint as he picked up a passenger on 179th Street in Jamaica last month, according to authorities.

The perpetrator allegedly called for a ride at the location at around 7:15 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 20. Once inside the vehicle, he allegedly pulled out a knife and forcibly removed $400 in cash from the 19-year-old driver, police said. The suspect jumped out of the car and ran off northbound on 179th Street.

The NYPD released surveillance video of the armed robber who was wearing a distinctive white hooded jacket with black and gray smudges.

A reward of up to $3,500 is being offered for information that leads to his arrest.

Anyone with information can call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS.