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Police search for alleged armed robber



July 9, 2013 Staff Report

The New York City Police Department is searching for a man who allegedly robbed a livery car driver at gun point in Long Island City last Saturday.

The alleged perpetrator got into the victim’s livery car in front of a grocery store at 40th Avenue & 9th Street at 4:24 pm Saturday. The perpetrator then pulled out a black gun and announced the robbery.

The victim pulled his car over at 45 Avenue & Vernon Blvd and handed over his cash to the suspect, who then fled the scene on foot north bound on Vernon Blvd. There were no injuries reported.

The suspect is described as a black male, 5’7″, and approximately 170 lbs.

Anyone with information pertaining to this incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477)

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