Video shows terrifying attack inside for-hire vehicle in the Bronx

NEW YORK CITY (WABC) -- Dramatic video shows a man pull a gun on a livery driver in a terrifying attempted robbery.

It happened earlier this month in the Bronx.

Police say one of the suspects hit the driver in the head with a handgun while demanding cash.

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Investigators say 54-year-old Asif Raja set the fire in several locations inside his restaurant, but the sprinkler system knocked the flames down.

The other suspect put his hands around the 42-year-old victim's neck.

The driver was able to fight the attackers off and grab the gun away.

Both suspects fled empty handed.

Police are looking for them.

Call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). You can also submit tips by visiting the CrimeStoppers website at or by messaging on Twitter @NYPDTips.

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