Police seek teenager in Coney Island attempted armed robbery

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CONEY ISLAND, Brooklyn – Police said they’re looking for a teenager who almost robbed a cabbie at gunpoint in Brooklyn earlier this month.

Police say this teen, along with another, tried to rob a 42-year-old cab driver at gunpoint in Coney Island, Brooklyn on July 10, 2016. (Photo: NYPD)

Police say this teen, along with 14-year-old boy, tried to rob a 42-year-old cab driver at gunpoint in Coney Island, Brooklyn on July 10, 2016. (Photo: NYPD)

The NYPD said the incident happened on Sunday, July 10 at approximately 2:30 p.m. in front of NYCHA’s Coney Island 1 on West 28th Street.

The 42-year-old taxi driver just finished dropping off a passenger when two teens approached his vehicle, posing as customers. police said. As the duo got closer, they opened the car’s side door , displayed a gun and demanded his property, according the NYPD. When the victim refused, they slapped him with a gun and after a brief struggle, the pair left empty-handed.

The cabbie suffered a small cut on the chin and refused medical attention at the scene.

Police said the suspect at large appears to be between 13 to 16 years old. He was last seen wearing a black-hooded sweater, dark-colored jeans and white sneakers. The other suspect, identified as a 14-year-old boy, was apprehended on July 22 and subsequently charged with robbery, police said.

Submit tips to police by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), visiting www.nypdcrimestoppers.com, or texting 274637 (CRIMES) then entering TIP577.

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