EAST MEADOW - A woman heading to Long Island says her cab driver punched her in the face and tried to rob her.

Police say the 25-year-old took a livery cab from Jamaica station back to Long Island before 7 a.m. yesterday.
The woman says the driver pulled over at Park Avenue and Waverly Place in East Meadow and then punched her in the face and tried to grab her handbag.

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According to police, the woman then fell out of the silver SUV and the driver sped off. 

The woman suffered minor injuries, including a loose tooth. 
Anyone with information can call Nassau Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS.