2 Men Robbing Taxi Drivers After They End Shifts: NYPD

Police say two armed men have been robbing cab drivers after they get out of their taxis as they finish their shifts in the overnight hours in Queens. 

Cops are searching for the suspects, described as two men in their 20s wearing hoodies. 

Police say there were at least 14 reported robberies between March and April in the 102nd, 105th and 107th precincts, which cover southeast Queens.

The suspects approach drivers after they get out of their livery taxis, follow them home and then show a gun and demand cash, police said. 

They've typically gotten away with hundreds of dollars, generally $200 to $500, although in a few cases they got away with $1,000 or more. The robbers have also taken cellphones and credit cards, police said. 

The victims have all been men ranging in age from 22 through 58.

Karim Singh said his uncle was one of the victims. Singh is also a cab driver and is worried about his own safety.

"Sometimes it's difficult to find parking close to your own home, we have to walk two, three blocks," he said. "You never know what can happen." 

"You work hard, like 12 hours to make that money," he said. "It's a big loss, very big."

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

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