Western Brooklyn

Suspect Sought For Robbing Two Cabbies And Halal Truck Owner At Gunpoint

Flyer courtesy of the NYPD's 62nd Precinct
Flyer courtesy of the NYPD’s 62nd Precinct

Cops are searching for a suspect wanted for robbing two livery car drivers and a food cart owner at gunpoint near 86th Street last week.

The man 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. Police managed to obtain surveillance footage from that incident. Nothing was taken in that incident.

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.

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