On Saturday, June 20, police say that a cab driver picked up a fair on West 23rd Street near Mermaid Avenue. After getting in the vehicle, the suspect took out a gun and robbed the driver for approximately $150 and then took off on foot.
The next day, another cab driver was robbed a few blocks away, after he picked up two suspects — including the man involved in the first incident — on West 28 Street and Mermaid Avenue, according to cops. One of the robbers threatened the driver with a Corona bottle, and the two men stole approximately $230 before they fled, police say.
Neither driver was injured during the crimes.
Anyone with information is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers hotline at 800-577-TIPS. The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) and then entering TIP577. All calls are kept confidential.