According to detectives, a male taxi driver, 52, from All Island Taxi was dispatched to pick up a fare at 1538 Newbridge Road, North Bellmore. A male subject entered the vehicle and asked to be taken to Bernard Street and Powers Avenue in East Meadow. Once at that location, the subject stated he had a gun and demanded money. The victim immediately exited the vehicle and ran away. The subject then climbed into the drivers’ seat and drove off with the taxi. After an investigation by First Precinct Officers and First Squad detectives, defendant Christopher Ackermann, 28, of 373 Chestnut Avenue, East Meadow was placed under at 5:25 am at his home. The taxi was not recovered.
Defendant Ackermann is being charged with Robbery 1st Degree and Grand Larceny 4th Degree. He will be arraigned on Saturday, January 23, 2016 at First District Court, Hempstead.