Two crooks wanted for Coney cab ride robbery

January 13, 2016 Meaghan McGoldrick
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Cops are looking to identify two men wanted for robbing a Coney Island cab driver at gunpoint on Sunday, December 6.

According to police, the victim – a 67-year-old man – was driving near the northeast corner of West 35th Street and Surf Avenue with two male passengers in the car when, at around 1 a.m., they displayed a black firearm and demanded money.

The driver gave the suspects his wallet – which contained identification and $160 – and the two fled southbound on West 35th Street.

The first suspect is described as a white Hispanic man, standing approximately 5’10” tall and weighing 180 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a black Adidas hooded sweat-suit and white sneakers.

The second is described as a dark-skinned man, standing approximately 5’8” tall and weighing 180 pounds, with a beard, black hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a black jacket, black shirt, light colored pants and black shoes.

Anyone with information in regard to this incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477).  The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then entering TIP577.

All calls are strictly confidential.

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