Teen Robs Taxi Driver At Gunpoint For $67

Posted on February 03, 2017, 12:11 pm
FavoriteLoadingAdd to favorites 13 secs

A teen robbed a taxi driver at gunpoint after a nearly four-mile ride from Bronx, police said.

Nazir Bilal, 16, hailed a yellow cab at 163rd Street and Third Avenue in Bronx on January 25, 2017 around 1:25 a.m. and told the driver to take him to Wagner Houses near First Avenue, police said.

Near the end of the ride — between First and Second Avenue and 120th Street — Bilal pulled out a gun and demanded cash from the 48-year-old driver, police said.

“Give me everything,” Bilal said, according to the victim.

The victim handed over $67 in cash, police said.

After he got the cash, Bilal ran toward a playground at the NYCHA complex, police said.

Nearby video surveillance caught him fleeing the cab, police said.

He was later arrested and charged with robbery, according to the criminal complaint.

His lawyer did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

 

Jonas Bronck is the pseudonym under which we publish and manage the content and operations of The Bronx Daily.™ | Bronx.com - the largest daily news publication in the borough of "the" Bronx with over 1.5 million annual readers. Publishing under the alias Jonas Bronck is our humble way of paying tribute to the person, whose name lives on in the name of our beloved borough.