The New York City Police Department is asking the public's assistance identifying the suspect wanted for a livery cab robbery within the confines of the 71 Precinct. Details are as follows:On Friday, December 6, 2013 at 0430 hours the victim, a 69-year-old male, picked up the suspect at the corner of Bedford Avenue and Empire Boulevard. While enroute to the location the suspect requested to go to, New York Avenue and Herkimer Street, the suspect, armed with a knife, demanded the victim's money and cell phone. The victim initially attempted to resist, but was cut on the finger by the suspect. The victim then turned over an undetermined amount of money to the suspect, as well as his Samsung phone and the suspect fled. The victim refused medical attention at the scene.
The suspect is a 25-year-old male black, 5'8" tall weighing 180 pounds.
Anyone with information in regards to this robbery is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS.The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers Website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or texting their tips to 274637(CRIMES) then enter TIP577.