An attempted robbery of a Livery driver in Brooklyn left police trying to identify a man and a woman they say were responsible. Authorities say the incident occurred February 10 at about 11:10pm, when the alleged assailants surrounded a 59-year-old driver in his vehicle on Fulton Street in Bedford-Stuyvesant and demanded a ride. The driver got scared and ran into a nearby store to call 911, but the suspects followed him inside and tried to steal his wallet, police say. Officials say the man began punching the driver and threw metal cans and a glass bottle at him; the female struck him several times with a metal rod.
Both suspects got away. A photo of them can be viewed at: https://abc7ny.com/2-sought-in-attack-attempted-robbery-of-livery-cab-driver/5158828/.
After the incident, the Livery driver was taken to Woodhull Hospital, where he was treated for lacerations to his head and hands, along with bruising and swelling to his eyes.
Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). You can also submit tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers website at www.nypdcrimestoppers.comor texting tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then entering TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.
Source: WABC New York