Taxi Driver and Passenger Robbed at Knife-Point in Westbury; Driver Restrained, Knife to Passenger’s Neck
July 4, 2015
LONG ISLAND, NY – The Nassau County Major Case Bureau has reports the details of a Robbery that occurred at 2:10 am on Friday, July 3, 2015 in Westbury.
According to Robbery Squad Detectives, a TH Express taxi was called to pick up a fare in front of a residence on Livingston Street in Westbury. The taxi which was occupied by two victims, a male driver, 19, and a front male passenger, 27 who waited a few minutes until two male blacks entered the rear seat.
After driving a short distance the subjects told the driver to stop. The subject seated behind the front passenger placed a knife to the passenger’s neck and demanded his wallet and earrings. The subject behind the driver restrained him as a third subject armed with a handgun walked up to the driver’s door and demanded cash. The subjects fled on foot eastbound on Livingstone Street and into an SUV. The proceeds were an undetermined amount of cash, earrings and a wallet containing personal papers. No injuries were reported.
Police are seeking any information on the three suspects in this crime who are described as:
Subject 1: is described as a black male, 17 years old, 5’7”, thin build, curly hair.
Subject 2: no description.
Subject 3: is described as a black male wearing a mask armed with handgun.
Detectives request anyone with information regarding this crime to contact Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS. All callers will remain anonymous. Nassau County Crime Stoppers offers a cash reward of up to $5,000 for information that leads to an arrest. All calls will be kept confidential.
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