Dec. 16, 2019 By Kristen Torres
Police are searching for four men who robbed an 18-year-old at gunpoint while he was getting out of livery vehicle in East Elmhurst late last month.
Police said the suspects approached the victim as he was getting out of the cab near 96-06 31st Ave at around 1:30 a.m. on Nov. 30.
Two of the suspects assaulted him and removed a chain he was wearing around his neck. Another suspect flashed a gun, according to police.
The victim was carrying shopping bags and dropped them as he fled the scene. He returned shortly after and discovered his bags missing.
Three of the suspects are described as being between 18 and 25 years old. Two of them are approximately 170 pounds, according to police.
One of those suspects was last seen wearing a black jacket and blue jeans; the other was dressed in a black sweater, black sweatpants with a white stripe and a dark green jacket with red sneakers.
A third suspect is approximately 215 pounds and was last seen wearing a gray sweater with a black vest, black jeans, a red baseball cap and yellow sneakers.
No physical description was given of the fourth suspect.
Anyone with information in regard to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).