June 8, 2017 By Christian Murray
A man was punched in the face and then robbed at gunpoint on Skillman Avenue late last month, according to police.
The incident took place outside 47-09 Skillman Avenue when the victim—a cab driver–was approached by two men shortly after he got into his vehicle to start work at 2:45 am on Saturday May 27, according to police.
The two suspects—described as black–got into the cabbie’s car and then robbed him, according to police.
The first suspect punched the victim in the face, while the second man displayed a gun. The suspects took $200 from him.
The victim then chased the suspects up toward 48th Street and Skillman. One of the suspects fled into a courtyard and then disappeared. The other vanished.
Police conducted a search of the neighborhood and discovered a firearm. The firearm was believed to have been the same one used in the robbery, according to police.