On Tuesday morning, a thief in Manhattan made off with a substantial amount of cash from a cab driver. The New York Police Department (NYPD) is now searching for the suspect.
The incident occurred around 3:00 am in the East Village. The cab driver, whose identity has not been released, was picking up a fare when the suspect suddenly appeared and demanded money. The driver complied and the thief fled with an undisclosed amount of cash.
The NYPD has released a description of the suspect. He is a white male in his late twenties or early thirties, approximately 5-foot-10, and was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and jeans.
The cab driver was not injured in the incident, but is understandably shaken. The NYPD is asking anyone with information about the incident or the suspect to come forward.
This is not the first time a cab driver has been targeted by a thief in Manhattan. In recent months, there have been several reports of similar incidents, including one in which a man stole a driver’s wallet.
The NYPD is urging cab drivers to remain vigilant and to take all necessary precautions when picking up fares. They should also report any suspicious activity to the police.
Cab drivers are a vital part of the city’s transportation system and it is important that they feel safe while on the job. The NYPD is committed to keeping them safe and bringing the perpetrator of this crime to justice.