Livery cab drivers have it tough. You may recall a little epidemic of livery cab driver shootings last summer, and various robberies. Now, four hacks have been robbed or threatened with robbery on 106th Avenue in Jamaica in a nine-day period.
On December 27 two perps summoned the car to 106 Avenue, and showed a stun gun; on the 31st a guy called a ride for 106th Avenue and showed a knife. On January 4th, another driver dispatched to 106th Avenue was faced with a knife, but he managed to chase the robber off.
On January 3rd, someone requesting a ride from 106th Avenue pulled a knife robbery; he’s the only one of the perps caught on camera, though evidently he put effort into making himself hard to identify. He is believed to be involved with all four incidents.
If you have information NYPD asks you to contact 1-800-577-TIPS(8477), www.nypdcrimestoppers.com, or text 274637 (CRIMES), then enter TIP577.