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Police Seek Suspects in Two Alleged Brooklyn Livery Cab Robberies

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Police are asking cabbies in Brooklyn to be on the lookout after two livery cab drivers were robbed at gunpoint in Bushwick.

The first robbery happened around 11 a.m. Saturday.

Investigators say a driver picked up the two men pictured at left on the corner of Wyckoff Avenue and Covert Street.

While en route, police say one of the men pulled out a gun and demanded money.

The driver got out of the car and took off while police say the suspects rummaged the car for cash.

Then, just about a half hour later and a few blocks away, police say one of the two suspects got into another cab near the corner of Weirfield Street and Irving Avenue.

Police say the suspect again flashed his gun, demanding money.

In this case, the cabbie complied, according to police.

No injuries were reported in either robbery.

Anyone with information on the case should contact the Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS, or text CRIMES and then enter TIP577, or visit www.nypdcrimestoppers.com.

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