First Squad detectives are investigating a Robbery that occurred on Saturday, December 17, 2016 at 4:30 am in Baldwin.
According to detectives, the victim, a 29 year old female, who had just finished working as a waitress at her place of business, had called for a taxi cab for a ride home. She approached a white 4 door vehicle that she believed was the taxi cab, asked the male black operator if he was in fact her taxi ride to which the driver responded, “Yes”. After entering the vehicle she directed him to an address in Hempstead to pick up her children. The ride then continued and concluded at the families Baldwin residence.
After exiting the vehicle and advising the driver that she would put her sleeping children to bed and come back down to pay him, she was shortly after met at her open apartment door by the subject (driver) who displayed a black handgun. After observing cash that was sticking out from within her shirt, the subject grabbed it, ran back into his vehicle and fled northbound on Milburn Avenue.
The uninjured victim furthered described the subject as being approximately 6’3” tall with a thin build. He was wearing a black hat, black jacket and gray pants. She was not able to further describe the vehicle.
Detectives request anyone with information regarding this incident to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS. All callers will remain anonymous.
Details by: Det. Healey/1st Squad 12/17/16/1900/6672