First Squad detectives are investigating a Robbery that occurred on May 3, 2014 at 1:07 am in Roosevelt.According to detectives, after being dispatched to 24 Willow Street in Hempstead to pick up a fare, two male blacks exited the front yard and entered the taxi cab. Upon the arrival of the requested destination, W. Roosevelt Avenue, one of the subjects placed a black handgun to the 48 year old male victim’s face and demanded money. After obtaining the victim’s wallet and an undisclosed amount of cash, both subjects fled the cab and were last seen running between the residences of 69 and 71 W. Roosevelt Avenue into the rear yards.The uninjured victim described the subjects as both being 6’0” tall. One subject was wearing a dark colored hooded sweatshirt and sweatpants. The other subject, who was armed with the handgun, was wearing a dark colored hooded sweatshirt and jeans.Detectives request anyone with information regarding this Robbery to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS. All callers will remain anonymous.
Details by: Det. Healey/1st Squad 05/03/14/0345