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👮 Two Charged Related To NYC Uber Driver Kidnapping, Beating & $20K Robbery
Two people, alleged to have kidnapped, beaten & robbed an NYC TLC driver of $20,000, were charged this week. Ordeal included violent threat of “We will kill you and your family”
Two members of a Queens-based robbery crew have been charged for their involvement in several armed robberies and carjackings, including the October kidnapping and beating of an "Uber driver" in Queens
It appears the “Uber driver” was licensed by the TLC
The suspects forced the driver to take them to his home where they stole $20,000, before releasing him in Long Island.
Suspects were arrested in late December and linked to the October robbery and other similar robberies, after further investigation
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As most New Yorkers will tell you, while The Streets might feel a bit safer as the City repopulates after the COVID pandemic, there have been notable incidences of violence.
NYC TLC drivers, unfortunately, have not been immune to this dynamic with several noteworthy incidences we’ve and other media outlets have documented.
Kidnapping, Beating & Robbery Of NYC “Uber Driver”
According to the New York Daily News, two members of a Queens-based robbery crew, Sam Carrasco (20) and Jeffrey Tavarez (23), have been charged in Brooklyn Federal Court for their involvement in several armed robberies and carjackings in Queens from October 2022 to March 2023.
The charges also include the kidnapping and beating of an “Uber driver” in Queens in October. Given the location of the robbery, we believe there is a high likelihood the “Uber driver” is actually an NYC TLC-licensed driver, but this is our assumption.
“We will kill you and your family”
- alleged threat directed towards NYC TLC driver by criminals who abducted him
It is alleged that the TLC driver was approached on October 24th by the suspects and another accomplice who forced him to exit his car, placed a bag over his head, zip-tied his hands, and stole his keys, wallet, and phone.
They then forcefully directed him to take them to his home where they stole $20,000. Afterwards, they released him in Wantagh (Long Island). The suspects were stopped in a stolen vehicle and were originally arrested in late December. Investigators charged them with the October robbery (described above) and other similar robberies after their initial December arrest.
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