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Men rob taxi driver at gunpoint after getting ride to Queens casino: police

Posted: 9:30 AM, Feb 21, 2020
Updated: 2020-02-21 09:30:08-05
Men rob taxi driver after ride to Queens casino

SOUTH OZONE PARK, Queens — Police are looking for one of two men who robbed a taxi driver at gunpoint after he gave them a ride to a Queens casino last week, according to the NYPD.

Authorities said the cabbie was dispatched around 3:40 a.m. on Feb. 15 and drove the two men to Resorts World Casino on Rockaway Blvd. in South Ozone Park.

Once they got to the casino, the men pulled out a black firearm and stole $940 from the driver before fleeing the vehicle, police said.

Officials said the victim was not injured during the robbery.

Police said a 40-year-old man was arrested at the scene shortly after the robbery, but are still looking for another man.

The NYPD has released the above surveillance images of the man they're looking for.

Submit tips to police by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), visiting www.nypdcrimestoppers.com, downloading the NYPD Crime Stoppers mobile app, or texting 274637 (CRIMES) then entering TIP577. Spanish-speaking callers are asked to dial 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).