Livery cab driver sought in rape of woman

The woman was forcibly raped inside the livery cab by the operator of the vehicle, police said. (Credit: DCPI)
Police are looking for this man in connection with a rape inside a livery cab. Credit: DCPI

Police are searching for a cab driver they say raped a 35-year-old woman inside his vehicle in Brooklyn last week.

The victim hailed the SUV livery cab about 5 a.m. on Sept. 17, police said. Once inside, the driver raped her.

The woman was able to get out of the vehicle near East 95th Street and Avenue B, police said.

Police released surveillance photos of the suspect, who is described as a black male in his early 20s, about 6-foot-2 and weighing between 175 and 210 lbs.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then entering TIP577. All calls are confidential.


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