A passenger pulled a knife and a gun on a For-Hire Vehicle driver who’d asked him to get out of his car in Manhattan because he wasn’t wearing a mask, according to police. The 26-year-old driver picked up a man and a woman at the corner of Seventh Ave. and W. 33rd Street in midtown on the night of March 6, police said. The driver and the man got into an argument because the man wasn’t wearing a mask. Police said the driver pulled over at Seventh Avenue and Leroy Street and demanded that the two passengers get out of his car.
That’s when the man pulled out a knife and slashed the plastic partition of the cab. He then brandished a gun and stole the driver’s bookbag, which had a wallet and credit cards in it, according to police.
No injuries were reported in the robbery.
The NYPD released surveillance video of the suspects. Images of the assailant can be viewed by clicking here.
Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS.
Source: 1010 Wins