An Uber driver picking up three passengers early Sunday morning in Queens was attacked for his car before the vehicle was later found abandoned in a park lake, police said.
The suspects requested the rideshare at about 5:15 a.m in front of 30-05 Whitestone Expwy. in Flushing.
Once the 53-year-old driver arrived, one of the suspects punched in the chest and pulled him of the vehicle, cops said. That same suspect then entered the driver’s seat and the other two suspects got into the car before driving away.
Police said the car was later found “found partially submerged in a lake inside of Brookville Park in the Rosedale section of Queens.”
The first two suspects are described as black males, 25 to 30 years old, 5 feet 11 inches tall and 180 pounds. Authorities have released photos of both men, one of which was last seen wearing a black jacket and white shirt. The second was wearing a black baseball cap, gray hooded sweater, black jeans and black shoes.
Police described the third suspect as a black female, 25 to 30 years old, 5 feet 9 inches tall and 180 pounds.
Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).
The public can also submit their tips by logging onto theCrime Stoppers websiteor by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577