Police search for suspect in 8 knifepoint robberies of livery cab drivers in Brooklyn


NEW YORK (WCBS 880) – The NYPD is searching for an armed man who they say has robbed more than a half-dozen livery cab drivers at knife- and gunpoint in Brooklyn.

Police released surveillance video Wednesday of the man they’re searching for in connection with at least eight robberies in the precincts serving Flatbush, East Flatbush and East New York.

The first robbery was on Nov. 5 and the most recent robbery was on Jan. 12, police said.

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The man displayed a knife in eight of the robberies and a gun in two of the robberies, according to police, who didn’t say if any of the cabbies were injured.

The video released by police shows the masked suspect with a knife during a robbery on Jan. 8, police said.

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