New York News
2 sought in robbery of livery cab driver
NEW YORK (WABC) -- New York City police are asking for the public's help in identifying two suspects who threatened a livery cab driver with a hammer during a robbery before fleeing in his car.
Police say the 52-year-old cab driver picked up the two suspects in the Bronx on Saturday and drove them to their destination.
Once there, the suspects placed the driver in a chokehold and threatened him with a hammer.
Police say they then robbed the victim of his property and drove off in his cab.
In a separate incident on Wednesday, a livery cab driver was stabbed in the stomach and remains in critical condition at Jacobi Hospital.
The New York State Federation of Taxi Drivers is offering a reward for information leading to the arrest of the two suspects.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Crime Stoppers hot line at 1-800-577-TIPS.
All calls will be kept confidential.
Get Eyewitness News Delivered
new york city, bronx, livery cab, robbery, new york news
- Police search for missing 11-year old Brooklyn boy
- AccuWeather: Changeable Week
- Live: Eyewitness News on 7online streamed live!
- Get WATCH ABC for your mobile device
- Vietnam says cannot find object from missing jet
- Cherry Hill Mall parking dispute turns violent
- Squatters flee fire in Paterson; 2 vacant buildings gutted
- Photos: Fire guts 2 vacant Paterson buildings
- Man arrested for stealing money from donation box
- Liam Neeson tours stables amid carriage horse debate
- Toddler's FaceTime saves mother after dog bite
- Fire rips through seven houses in the Bronx
- Antonio Cromartie released by Jets
- Photos: 10 suspects caught in the act