An elderly woman was dragged by the leg out of a taxi by the driver who stole her phone and money before speeding away.
The 78-year-old woman reportedly ordered the Access-A-Ride cab as she needed to go to physical therapy.
He then became concerned when the cab driver drove past the destination and did not let her out of the vehicle.
The driver later jumped out of the car, opened the passenger door, and dragged the elderly woman by the leg.
He pulled her out of the car before stealing her phone and money.
A bystander quickly intervened and confronted the driver who immediately returned the phone and jumped back in his vehicle.
Flatbush Shomrim Safety Patrol shared a photo of the driver and footage of the horrific incident on Twitter. They also called on the public to help the police in searching the criminal.
“I’m a 78-year-old lady and he threw me out of the cab, he took my money, he took my phone,” the elderly woman told the bystander who rushed to her aid.
The woman was sitting with her head in her hands as the 35-year-old comforted her.
Flatbush Shomrim Safety Patrol (PSSP) took to Twitter and wrote: “DISTURBING! This for hire driver viciously robbed an elderly woman earlier on East 35th Street and Flatlands Avenue and while fleeing, hit and injured a pedestrian filming it.
“If you recognize him, please call 911 and #Shomrim 718-338-9797. #LetsCatchHim.”
The incident left social media users furious, with one Twitter user writing: “He should be in jail for the rest of his miserable life for this.”
Another wrote: “Who does this to an old woman? Freaking savage!”
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