Taxi driver, passenger robbed at gunpoint on Vyse Avenue

Police are looking for a man who they say robbed a taxi driver and his passenger in the Bronx.



It happened Dec. 27 on Vyse Avenue around 5:30 a.m.



Police say the suspect approached the 45-year-old driver and his 45-year-old female passenger, opened the driver's side door and displayed a handgun.



The man demanded that the taxi driver hand over his cellphone and cash, police say. The driver complied and handed the suspect $175, according to police.



Police say the man also stole the woman's purse which contained $995.



Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS.


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