Footage Released Of Suspect In Cab Robbery Pattern

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Cops have released footage of a man wanted for robbing two livery car drivers and a food cart owner at gunpoint near 86th Street earlier this month.

The suspect held up both cabbies on July 12, taking $100 from the first one on 86th Street near Bay 23rd Street at 2:45am, and snatching a wallet containing $500 and personal papers, at 4:15am, on 61st Street and 21st Avenue, police say.

Cops think the same suspect is responsible for robbing the owner of a halal cart on 86th Street and 20th Avenue on Sunday, July 17, at 3:45am.

The additional surveillance photos and video the second cab ride incident have been obtained. The footage shows the unidentified male just before he approached the cab driver. He is holding a wicker tray, which contained the firearm, according to the NYPD.

Photos via NYPD

Photos via NYPD

The suspect described as a Hispanic man, approximately 30 years old, 5 feet 5 inches, and 180 pounds.

Anyone with information in regards to the missing person 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.