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Man busted in South Jamaica cabbie rob: DA

SOUTH JAMAICA — A St. Albans man was arrested Sept. 28 after allegedly robbing a taxi driver, the Queens district attorney's office said.

Raheem Hale, 24, allegedly hailed the cab in Brooklyn Sept. 24 at 11:55 a.m., according to a criminal complaint filed by the DA's office.

Hale allegedly told the driver to go to Atlantic Avenue and Essex Street in Queens, the DA said. When the defendant's cell phone rang, the driver heard Hale say, "I'm not at 157 and 108 yet," the DA said.

When the cab reached the intersection of 157th Street and 108th Avenue, a second suspect allegedly opened the back door, put his hand in his pants to simulate a gun and demanded the driver's money, the DA said. The two men fled with $80 in cash.

Hale was arraigned Sept. 28 and released on $25,000 bail. His alleged accomplice has not been caught, the DA said.

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