Police continue to search for a carjacker who allegedly led a livery cab driver on a wild ride through Ridgewood early Saturday morning.
The attack occurred at about 4:30 a.m. Saturday in front of a location on Myrtle Avenue near Wyckoff Avenue in Ridgewood.
Earlier, according to police, the 36-year-old driver, while operating a white Toyota Camry with TLC plates, picked up the suspect — described as a bald-headed Hispanic man believed to be 34 years old, 6 feet 1 inches tall and 160 pounds — at the corner of Broadway and Marcy Avenue in Williamsburg.
The passenger then told the suspect to drive to the Ridgewood location.
Upon pulling over in Ridgewood at about 4:30 a.m., authorities said, the passenger choked the driver and forced him out of the car. The driver allegedly hopped onto the hood of the car as the suspect got behind the wheel and began to drive away.
According to police, the victim hung onto the hood while the crook drove eastbound on Myrtle Avenue for several blocks. After he got off the hood at the corner of Putnam and Myrtle avenues, the suspect sped away inside the cab.
Officers from the 104th Precinct responded to the scene. The victim was not injured.
Police said the victim’s wallet, along with two iPhones and more than $1,000 in cash, were taken along with the vehicle.
Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website or can text their tips to CRIMES (274637), then enter TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.