Police: Bronx taxi driver killed during robbery attempt
Police say 52-year-old taxi driver and Bronx resident Kutin Gyimah killed during a robbery attempt at 6:30 a.m. in Queens.
Authorities say he was dropping off passengers on the corner of Beach 54 Street and Arverne Boulevard when they tried to rob him.
The New York State Federation of Taxis said Gyimah chased after them when they attempted to leave without paying.
One of the individuals struck him, which made him fall to the ground, hit his head and lose consciousness. He did not survive his injuries.
Those close to Gyimah say he was of Ghanian heritage and an integral part of their community.
He leaves behind a wife and four young children.
No arrests have been made yet.
The Federation of Taxi Drivers is offering a $15,000 reward for any information that leads to an arrest.