Taxi Driver Robbed at Knifepoint in Merrick

Suspect was wearing a mask and gloves and pulled a knife on the victim.

A taxi driver was held a knifepoint and robbed in Merrick on Tuesday.

At about 11:20 p.m., detectives reported that the victim was dispatched to Madison Avenue and Bedford Avenue to pick up a fare.

Upon his arrival, detectives said, a male subject entered the cab who then asked him to stop the cab after driving one block. The subject put a knife to the victim’s throat and demanded his cell phone and money. According to police, it was at this time that the victim realized the subject was wearing a mask and gloves. The victim then handed over his cell phone and cash and the subject fled on foot northbound on Madison Ave.

The victim sustained a small laceration to his neck, but refused medical treatment.

The subject is described as a male white, 30 to 35 years of age, wearing a black ski mask, black gloves and black clothing. No further description is available.

Detectives ask anyone with information regarding this crime to contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS. All callers will remain anonymous.

Linda August 31, 2011 at 03:12 PM
Just more proof that the neighborhood is changing. More burglaries, robberies, car break-ins, etc.
Tim Hill August 31, 2011 at 03:52 PM
Madison *Street - not Ave
Emily Cappiello August 31, 2011 at 04:25 PM
Great, thanks Tim! The release said Avenue and I didn't want to just change it without confirmation from them!
lucky libra September 02, 2011 at 03:48 PM
merrick and the surrounding areas just not what they used to be, and the police cant be everywhere, you have to remain watchful and vigilant all the time,


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