A passenger bailed out of a moving taxi Monday night after the driver refused to give into his demands for money, police said.
Police are investigating the attempted robbery at 10:20 p.m. in Baldwin, Nassau County police said.
The 48-year-old male cabdriver picked up a fare on Woodcleft Avenue in Freeport and took the passenger to Grand Avenue near Brooklyn Avenue in Baldwin, police said Tuesday in a news release.
The passenger "demanded the victim's money" but the driver refused and kept driving toward the Baldwin train station.
"While the taxi was still moving, the subject jumped out and fled southbound on Milburn Avenue," police said in the release.
The suspect was described as a man in his late 30s or early 40s, about 5 feet, 8 inches tall with dark, slicked-back hair and tattoos on his arms, wearing black shorts and a black T-shirt, police said.
Detectives urge anyone with information about the robbery to anonymously call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS.