Oct. 13, 2017 By Nathaly Pesantez
Two taxi drivers were targeted in a robbery pattern that took place over the summer in Williamsburg, according to police.
On Aug. 17 at 11:40 p.m., a 57-year-old driver of a green taxi was sitting in his car near Wallabout Street and Classon Avenue when two men got into his car and demanded his property, all while flashing a gun, police say. The victim handed over a $300 computer tablet and $80 to the robbers, who ordered the 57-year-old out of the car before they fled with his cab. The cab was later found in South Carolina, according to police.
In another incident on Aug. 18 at 2:40 a.m., a 66-year-old man was sitting in his green taxi near Rodney Street and Borinquen Place when a man entered his car, showed his gun to him and demanded he hand over his things, police said. When the driver said he didn’t have anything on him, the suspect fled.
None of the victims in the two incidents were injured, police said.
The NYPD describes one suspect as male, Black, and in his 20s. He was last seen wearing a black baseball cap, a white T-shirt, black pants, and white sneakers. Police did not provide a description of the second suspect.
The surveillance video, released by NYPD, shows the suspect from the second incident.
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).