The NYPD is seeking the public’s assistance in finding a man they say robbed a taxi driver in Bronx last week.
Police say around 7:10 a.m. February 17, 2017, a 44-year-old male taxi driver picked up the suspect in front of a Chase Bank at the intersection of Boynton Avenue and Westchester Avenue and dropped them off at Bruckner Boulevard and Wheeler Avenue in Soundview.
The suspect displayed a black firearm and demanded money from the driver, according to police. The victim complied and the suspect fled in an unknown direction.
Police say they’re looking for a black male with dark complexion, approximately 5’5″ and 140 pounds who was last seen wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and tan colored pants.
Anyone with information related 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 tips will be kept strictly confidential.