Police are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying an individual who is wanted in connection with a robbery pattern that took place in the 113th Precinct on Aug. 20.
During the first incident, an unknown individual called a cab service and requested to be picked up in front of 118-40 154th St. in Jamaica. Around 11:30 a.m., a 47-year-old cab cab driver arrived at the location and the individual approached the car, opened the front passenger’s side door and displayed a handgun. When the suspect demanded the victim’s property, the victim gave him two cell phones and $185 in cash. The individual ran northbound on 154th Street and fled the scene in a red four-door sedan.
Later that morning, the individual called a cab service and requested to be picked up in front of 118-83 145th St. in Jamaica. Around 11:40 a.m., a 36-year-old cab driver arrived at the location and the suspect sat in the front passenger’s side seat. The individual displayed a handgun and took the victim’s cell phone, wallet and $60 in cash. The individual fled the scene on foot in an unknown direction.
The suspect is described as a five-foot-seven-inch black man who is believed to be in his 20s and was last seen wearing a white shirt, gray pants and light-colored shoes.