Taxi driver robbed of iPhone, cash in Midtown

ByEyewitness News WABC logo
Thursday, April 28, 2016

MIDTOWN, Manhattan (WABC) -- Police are looking for a suspect in the robbery of a taxi driver.

Around 4:30 a.m. on April 3, a taxi driver had stopped at a red light while inside a yellow taxi near 42 Street and Fifth Avenue.

The passenger inside the taxi, who was sitting in the front passenger seat, put a knife to the victim's hip and demanded money, according to the New York City Police Department.

The suspect took $300 in cash and an iPhone from the victim, police said.

The suspect is described as a Hispanic man, about 5 feet 8 inches, between 180 and 190 pounds.

Anyone with information on the case is asked to call 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).