Two Cab Drivers Robbed In Coney Island, Police Say

Two Cab Drivers Robbed In Coney Island, Police Say
Surveillance photo of Coney Island robbery suspect.
A surveillance photo of the man suspected in both robberies. Photo provided by the NYPD.

Two cab drivers were robbed in Coney Island this month, and police are asking the public for assistance in locating the suspects.

On Saturday, June 20, police say that a cab driver picked up a fair on West 23rd Street near Mermaid Avenue. After getting in the vehicle, the suspect took out a gun and robbed the driver for approximately $150 and then took off on foot.

The next day, another cab driver was robbed a few blocks away, after he picked up two suspects — including the man involved in the first incident — on West 28 Street and Mermaid Avenue, according to cops. One of the robbers threatened the driver with a Corona bottle, and the two men stole approximately $230 before they fled, police say.

Neither driver was injured during the crimes.

No descriptions of the suspects have been provided by police, though they have supplied this photo from a surveillance camera of the man they say was involved in both robberies.

Anyone with information 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 or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) and then entering TIP577. All calls are kept confidential.

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