What to Know
- Cops are looking for a pair of suspects in a violent attack on a cab driver in Brooklyn; they were part of a group that surrounded his car
- The driver got scared and went into a deli to call 911; two of the suspects followed him inside and violently beat him
- Authorities released surveillance images of the suspects (above) and ask anyone with information to call 1-800-577-TIPS
Police are looking for a man and woman who allegedly wildly attacked a cab driver in a Brooklyn deli after one of them demanded a ride and the driver, scared, left his vehicle to go call 911, authorities say.
Cops said Tuesday that a group of individuals surrounded the cab on Fulton Street near Throop Avenue shortly after 11 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 10. The male suspect opened the passenger door and demanded a ride. The 59-year-old driver got nervous and left his car to call police, authorities say. He went into a deli.
The male suspect followed him inside and tried to steal his wallet, cops say. They started arguing, and then it turned physical, with the suspect repeatedly punching the victim while throwing metal cans and a glass bottle at him, authorities say.
A woman also followed the cab driver into the store. She joined the fray, beating him with a metal rod, according to police. Both suspects then ran off.
The victim was treated at a hospital for lacerations to his head and hand and bruising and swelling to his eyes. Authorities released surveillance images of the suspects (above) and ask anyone with information to call 1-800-577-TIPS.