driver in Long Beach reports that he was robbed while on duty in the North Park
neighborhood Saturday afternoon.
to the Long Beach Police Department, a male subject flagged down a cab driver
at Rev. J.J. Evans Boulevard and East Hudson Street and inquired about an
address in Island Park, after which the subject pulled a handgun and told the
driver to “open the door,” entered the back of the cab, and demanded money at
about 1:15 p.m. on Jan. 26.
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The cab driver
said he gave the suspect $200 in cash and started to drive eastbound on East
Hudson toward Long Beach Boulevard. When the cab reached the area of Riverside
Boulevard the subject exited the vehicle and fled through the yards of homes on
East Fulton Street. The cab driver reported that his dispatcher notified the
Long Beach police.
suspect is described as a black male with a medium complexion, approximately 18
to 21 years old, approximately 5'7" to 5'8" tall, and wearing a
shiny, puffy purple down jacket.
asks that anyone with information about this crime to call the police tip line
at 516-705-7370. All
calls will remain confidential.