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LI woman hops into fake cabbie’s car, driver robs her at gunpoint after dropping her off

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BALDWIN, N.Y. – A woman who took a fake cab driver was robbed at gunpoint after he dropped her and her children off at their Long Island home, police say.

Nassau County police say the 29-year-old victim, who had just finished working as a waitress at her place of business, called for a taxi ride home around 4:30 a.m. Saturday. She then hopped into a white 4-door vehicle after she asked the driver if he was the cabbie, in which he replied “Yes.” After entering the car, he drove her to an address in Hempstead where she picked up her children and then went to their family residence in Baldwin, according to police.

After exiting the car and telling the driver that she would put her sleeping children into bed and come back down to pay him, the man showed up at her open apartment door and displayed a handgun, police said. He took cash from her shirt and got away in his car, driving northbound on Milburn Avenue.

The victim described the subject as being 6 foot 3 inches tall with a thin build. He was wearing a hat, black jacket and gray pants.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 800-244-TIPS.