Suspect wanted for attempted robbery of cab driver in Forest Hills

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Sketch courtesy of NYPD
Sketch courtesy of NYPD

Police are seeking this suspect who allegedly tried to rob a taxi driver in Forest Hills Friday night.

The NYPD is looking for the suspect wanted in connection to an attempted robbery of a taxi driver in Forest Hills Friday night.

Around 9:50 p.m., the suspect entered the victim’s cab near 63rd Drive and 108th Street, said police.

The suspect then demanded money, displayed a syringe and simulated a gun. The victim did not comply, and the suspect fled the vehicle without property.

No injuries were reported.

Police describe the suspect as a white male, 25 to 30 years old with brown hair and a slight beard.

Anyone with information in regards to this attempted robbery is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS. The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website or texting their tips to 274637(CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.