Cab Driver Choked, Robbed


The Third Squad reports the details of a Robbery that occurred at 11:45 p.m. on Tuesday, March 3 in New Cassel.

According to detectives, a Centro taxi was called to pick up a fare in front of a residence on Catherine Street.  The female driver waited a few minutes until two male African Americans entered the cab. One unknown subject entered the front passenger seat and the second unknown subject entered the rear seat behind the driver. The rear male subject grabbed the driver around the throat in a choke hold and the front passenger subject went through the 43-year old victim’s pockets. The subjects fled on foot southbound on Catherine Street.  The proceeds were an undetermined amount of US currency. No injuries were reported.

The subjects are described as black males in their early 20s, both tall with a slim build.

Detectives request anyone with information regarding this crime to contact Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS.  All callers will remain anonymous.

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