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With video: Cops seek three in taxi robberies

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Posted: Monday, October 22, 2018 2:52 pm

The NYPD is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying and locating three men wanted in connection with a pair of armed robberies of taxi drivers.

Both took place in Jamaica within the 103rd Precinct.

 According to police the first robbery took place at about 4:20 p.m. on Aug. 29  when a driver picked up the three men in the vicinity of 33rd Street and Queens Boulevard in Sunnyside. They asked to be taken to 160th Street and 108th Avenue.

Once they were at that location one man took out a knife and held it to the driver’s neck while the other two men patted him down. They took the man’s wallet containing $100 and two credit cards before fleeing into the South Jamaica Houses at 108-36 160 St.

The second incident took place just after midnight on Sept. 15 when a driver picked up the men near 110-30 170 St. They asked to be taken to 103-56 Roscoe St., but then told the driver to take them to 107-15 Watson Place. Once there they robbed the driver at gunpoint of his cell phone at $380 in cash.

The individuals are described as black males, 19 to 20 years of age and approximately 5 feet, 8 inches tall.

The video and photographs provided by the NYPD were taken following the first robbery.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1 (800) 577-TIPS (8477) or, for Spanish, 1 (888) 57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit tips by logging onto nypdcrimestoppers.com, or by texting 274637 (CRIMES), then entering TIP577. All tips are strictly confidential.

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