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Police: 2 men rob taxi driver

Police are searching for two men who robbed a taxi driver dispatched for a pickup Monday evening in New Cassel.

The driver for Taxi Hispano, identified only as a 35-year-old man, was not injured in the robbery, Nassau County police said. It was not clear how much money was taken in the incident, which occurred about 9:20 p.m. on Wright Avenue.

Police said the cab had been dispatched to the scene and that, on arrival, two males entered the taxi -- one about 6-foot tall, 180 pounds, wearing a gray jacket with a hood, the other about 5-foot-7, 160 pounds, wearing a black jacket with a hood. Both men are believed to be in their 20s.

Police said one of the suspects sat behind the driver, then reached his hand around the driver's neck and demanded all his money. After getting cash, police said the two men fled the scene on foot.

Detectives are asking anyone with information about the robbery to call the Crime Stoppers at 800-244-TIPS. All calls will remain confidential.


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