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Cabbie Fights Off Attempted Robbery in Chinatown, Suspect a Young Asian Man

A cab driver in New York City’s Chinatown fought off an attempted robbery in early October, PIX 11 reports.

According to police, a young man hailed a cab near the corner of East Broadway and Forsyth Street around 4:30 a.m. on October 4. When he got into the cab, he held a knife to the cab driver’s neck from the back seat.

“Give me your money and you won’t get hurt,” the suspect said, according to officials.

The 63-year-old driver stopped the cab at the northwest corner of Bayard Street and Bowery, amNY reports. They struggled and eventually, the suspect fled.

The driver sustained minor lacerations on his hands. EMS took him to a local hospital where he was treated and released, PIX 11 reports.

The suspect is described as a 25-year-old Asian man with short dark hair, amNY reports. He is believed to be 5 feet, 8 inches tall, weighing 170 pounds. He was last seen wearing a black hoodie, black sweatpants, black sneakers, a light-colored backpack and a black baseball cap.

Anyone with information should call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477).

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