Two thugs held up a cab driver on St. Patrick’s Day after the victim drove the two suspects from Gravesend to Canarsie, police said.
Armed with video surveillance images of the thieves, investigators are currently searching for the muggers, which the cabbie picked up at Avenue X and McDonald Avenue in Gravesend at 12:40 am and were directed to take them to E. 88th Street and Seaview Avenue.
But instead of paying the cabbie — and, perhaps, leaving a nice tip — one of the suspects whipped out a handgun and demanded the victim’s cash.
Not wanting to feel left out, the other crook pretended to have a firearm as well, but never flashed a weapon, cops were told.
The victim handed over about $150, and the thieves fled on foot, an NYPD spokesperson said.
Cops described the suspects as two black men between 20 and 30-years-old. One of the men wore a light-colored hooded sweatshirt, while the other sported a beard, a light-colored hooded sweatshirt and a ski hat.
Anyone with information regarding these two men are urged to call CrimeStoppers at (800) 577-8477. All calls will be kept confidential.Reach reporter Colin MIxson at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling (718) 260-4514.
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