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Police Seek Man Who Robbed Cab Driver at Knifepoint in Sunset Park

Cops are looking for a suspect in the assault and robbery of a 66-year-old man in Sunset Park.

According to authorities, on Tues., Dec. 11 at around 8:25 p.m., on 32nd Street between Third and Fourth Avenues, the victim, a cab driver, was approached by the suspect, who asked the victim to drive him to Fifth Avenue and 47th Street.

The driver complied; however, once the car arrived at the destination, the suspect took out a knife, placed it at the victim’s neck and threatened to stab him if he moved. The crook then stole the victim’s phone, $2,700 and the keys to the car before fleeing eastbound on 47th Street.

The victim sustained cuts to his neck; he was treated by EMS.

Police describe the suspect as a Hispanic man, around 40 to 50 years old, and 5’8” to 5’10” in height. He was last seen wearing a dark colored knitted cap, a dark colored jacket, blue jeans and white sneakers.

Anyone with information in regard 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). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the CrimeStoppers website at www.nypdcrimestoppers.com, on Twitter @NYPDTips or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then entering TIP577.

All calls are strictly confidential.

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