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Cabbie hangs on as carjacker steals ride in Ridgewood


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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.

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Passenger stabs livery cab driver, steals car in Ridgewood: police  


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Updated 8:35 p.m.

Police are searching for a man who allegedly stabbed a 30-year-old livery cab driver several times before driving off with his car in Ridgewood early Thursday morning.

The driver was dispatched to Hemlock Street and Jamaica Avenue in Brooklyn, where he picked up the suspect at about 1:10 a.m., and was asked to drive the man to Ridgewood, police said.

Around 1:35 a.m. a witness saw the livery cab hit a parked car then speed off at 69th Avenue and Fresh Pond Road, cops said. A short time later and just a few blocks away, the driver was found near 70th Avenue and 60th Street with stab wounds to the chest, arm and hands. His passenger had allegedly taken off with his 2012 gray Toyota Camry after the two got into an argument and the suspect stabbed him.

The cabbie was transported to Elmhurst Hospital, where he is listed in critical but stable condition.

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Police have released a photo of a man wanted for questioning in connection to the stabbing and stolen car, 41-year-old Kenneth Suden, and describe him as 5 feet 7 inches tall and 180 pounds. The vehicle has a New York registration number of T634876C.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit their tips by logging ontothe Crime Stoppers website or can text their tips to CRIMES (274637), then enter TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.

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Police seek pair who robbed livery cab driver in South Ozone Park


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A man and a woman robbed a livery cab driver in South Ozone Park Sunday, taking off with the victim’s cash, police said.

The 25-year-old driver picked up the pair about 4:10 a.m. at the intersection of Marcus Garvey Boulevard and Fulton Street, and took them to 133rd Street and Linden Boulevard, as requested, cops said.

Once at their destination, the victim was making change for the suspects, when the male suspect reached into the victim’s pocket, stole his money and fled from the cab, police said.

The first suspect is described as light skinned black male and 20 to 25 years old. He was wearing a red hooded sweatshirt and a black jacket. The female suspect is described as black, 20 to 25 years old, with a thin build.

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.

 

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