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Police search for robber of livery driver

QUEENSBRIDGE — Police have asked the public to be on the lookout for a suspect suspected of robbing the driver of a livery cab near Queensbridge Houses.

At 1:10 a.m. May 24, a black man with a mustache and goatee about 6 feet tall entered a cab, then shortly afterward allegedly told the driver he forgot his money and asked him to return to near the residence of 41-15 Vernon Blvd. near Queensbridge, police said.

When the driver arrived, the man allegedly told the driver he had a gun and demanded his property, police said. After getting it, the man allegedly ran away and into a housing development, police said.

Those with information should contact Crimestoppers via phone at 1-800-577-TIPS, via the Web at nypdcrimestoppers.com or via text at 274637 and entering TIP577, police said.

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