Cab drivers targeted in robberies across the Bronx

The suspect entered the cab on Prospect Avenue and asked to be driven to East 160th St. and Jackson Avenue, according to officials. The suspect entered the cab on Prospect Avenue and asked to be driven to East 160th St. and Jackson Avenue, according to officials.
THE BRONX -

Three different robberies across the Bronx have targeted similar victims - cab drivers. 

The first robbery took place on Easter Sunday, when a man was picked up on East Gun Hill Road. Once the driver reached the destination about a mile away, the suspect took out a gun.

The driver was able to stop and safely escape, but the suspect stole the driver's Honda Accord, $300 cash and two cellphones.

The following day in Hunts Point, a similar incident took place on 820 Jackson Ave. when a man displayed what may be a razor blade to the driver's neck and took off with $100.

Another incident occurred on April 19, when a livery cab driver was stabbed in the face and neck over $40.

The last incident prompted reaction from the state Federation of Taxi Drivers, who spoke on behalf of the family and offered a $1,000 reward for any information leading to an arrest. 

Police released a video of the suspect they believe assaulted the last driver and say he is also wanted for robbing a 58-year-old woman in an elevator last month.

Anyone with information that can help police identify the suspects is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS.

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