Man stabs livery cab driver in Brooklyn during robbery: cops

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BROOKLYN (PIX11) -- Police are searching for a man who stabbed a livery cab driver after he refused to hand over money.

The suspect entered the livery cab in front of 1234 Halsey Street Saturday, Nov. 22. Police say he displayed a knife and then demanded cash.

When the 47-year-old driver refused, the suspect stabbed him multiple times causing him to lose control of his vehicle and crash into a fence.

The suspect then removed his iPhone 5 cell phone and an undetermined amount of cash before fleeing southbound on Knickerbocker Avenue. The driver was taken to Kings County Hospital where he was treated for his injuries. The knife was not recovered.

Police say the suspect is a black male, approximately 5-foot-10-inches tall and weighs 180 pounds. He was last seen wearing a red track suit with white stripes.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS.