NYPD is on the trail of a trio of women suspected of robbing two taxi drivers at gunpoint just two hours apart in Midtown Manhattan and the Bronx.
Police on Monday released photos of the women they apparently first attacked around 1:10 a.m. Nov. 20, pointing a gun at a 60-year-old man driving a taxi outside of Grand Central Terminal. The suspects demanded the driver give them his cell phone and fled the taxi, he said. Daily News. They were last seen running toward the Grand Central/42 St. subway station, police said.
About two hours Then the same women took a taxi to the section Fordham Heights from the Bronx. When a 59-year-old driver dropped them off near the corner of Ryer Ave. and 180th St. They pulled out a gun and demanded that he hand over his phone and wallet.. The thieves took his cell phone and $210 in cash.
None of the drivers were injured in the incidents. No arrests have been made. Anyone with information should call at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) and in Spanish 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). Also through the page crimestoppers.nypdonline.org or by text message to 274637 (CRIMES), followed by TIP577. All communications are strictly confidential.
Days before these robberies, an 82-year-old taxi driver was beaten during a fight with a customer over payment of the fare in Manhattan (NYC).
“The drivers work long hours, it is very sad. An 82-year-old man who should be enjoying the fruits of his labor… subject to a brutal attack,” Bhairavi Desai, director of the Taxi Workers Alliance (NYTWA).
The Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) workers union believes that Penalties for attacking drivers are not strict enough and they are only increased in the case of serious crimes.
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