Cops Hunt 4 in Punch, Kick-Laden Attack on NYC Bus Driver - NBC New York

Cops Hunt 4 in Punch, Kick-Laden Attack on NYC Bus Driver

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    4 Wanted in Attack on NYC Bus Driver

    Authorities are searching for a group of four males who allegedly attacked a bus driver in the Bronx Saturday. Erica Byfield reports.

    (Published Tuesday, June 12, 2018)

    What to Know

    • Authorities are searching for a group of four males who allegedly assaulted a bus driver in the Bronx Saturday

    • NYPD says the group punched and kicked the 38-year-old on-duty bus driver when exiting a W60 bus at Conner Street, Boston Road in the Bronx

    • Police describe the individuals as being males between 16 to 19 years old; Anyone with information should call Crimestoppers

    Authorities are searching for a group of four males who allegedly attacked a bus driver in the Bronx Saturday.

    The NYPD says that on June 9, shortly before 5:30 p.m., the group punched and kicked the 38-year-old on-duty bus driver as they exited a Liberty Lines W60 bus at Conner Street and Boston Road.

    The men allegedly fled the scene on foot southbound on Boston Road.

    Police describe the individuals as being males between 16 to 19 years old.

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    Authorities also say they were last seen wearing the following clothes: one individual was described as last seen wearing black hooded sweater and dark colored pants; the second individual was last seen wearing a white shirt and dark colored pants; the third was wearing a blue shirt, light blue jeans and he had on a black backpack; and the fourth was wearing a white hooded sweater and dark colored pants.

    In an interview with NBC 4, the bus driver said he had a feeling something was wrong when he picked up the group and that the men refused to pay when they got off the bus.

    According to the bus driver, this is not the first time he had a run-in with the group, but it was the first time it got violent.

    Witnesses say the attack happened fast and that the driver ended up grabbing an umbrella to try to defend himself.

    Police are asking anyone with information to call the NYPD's confidential Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA.

    Tips can also be submitted confidentially online at by the Crime stoppers website at www.nypdcrimestoppers.com or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

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