2018-08-01 / Front Page

Astoria Cabbie Robbed

By Liz Goff

Police are searching for three teens who held up a Yellow Cab driver outside the Astoria Houses on July 27.

Cops said the teens hailed the cab on Steinway Street near 34th Avenue at about 7:45 p.m. and asked to be driven to a building at 1-05 Astoria Boulevard.

When the cabbie pulled over at the location, one of the teens flashed a knife and grabbed $81 from the center console of the cab, police said.

The teens ran from the cab and disappeared into a building at 1-20 Astoria Boulevard, inside the Astoria Houses.

The cabbie was not injured in the robbery.

The suspects are described as black males, 15-19 years old, 145 to 1900 pounds, wearing T-shirts, black pants and sneakers.

Anyone with information is urged to call the CrimeStoppers HOTLINE at 1-800-577-TIPS or click on www.nypdcrimestoppers.com.

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