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‘Taxi driver’ holds up Baldwin woman, police say

A Baldwin woman was robbed by a gunman who she had thought was a taxi driver and who she had let her drive her home from work on Saturday morning, Nassau County police said.

The woman, 29, got into what she thought was a taxi at 4:30 a.m. after finishing a waitress shift in Baldwin, police said in a news release. The woman asked the driver of the white vehicle to stop in Hempstead, where she picked up her children and took them to their Baldwin home, police said.

After putting her children to bed, she was returning to pay the driver who met her at the front door with a gun, police said. The gunman took the cash sticking out of her shirt and sped away on Milburn Avenue, police said.

Neither the woman nor her children were hurt, police said.

The driver is about 6 foot 3 with a thin build, police said. He wore a black hat, black jacket and gray pants and drove a white four-door vehicle of an unknown make and model, police said.

Police ask anyone with information to call Crime Stoppers at 800-244-TIPS.


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