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Taxi-driver robbed by passenger and accomplice at knife point in East Elmhurst

March 31, 2017 Staff Report

Police are searching for two men who robbed a taxi driver at knife point in East Elmhurst last week.

According to police, the 22-year-old taxi driver picked up the first suspect at Queens Boulevard and 71st Street, and the suspect instructed him to go to 31-30 101 Street.

When they arrived, the second suspect got in the car and displayed a knife, pressing it against the victim’s abdomen and demanding money.

The taxi driver complied and handed over some cash before the two suspects exited the car and fled southbound towards 101st Street.

Both suspects are described as 17 to 20-year-old black men with a dark complexions and standing about 5’8” to 5’10”. They both were last seen wearing black sneakers, black jeans and black jackets.

Police have released a photo of one of the suspects and anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS.


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