The chutzpah-filled thief who not only robbed a Williamsburg cabbie, but advised him to “put in a partition,” was nabbed this week when he tried to pull off the same crime.
In the original crime, cops say Alberto Pacheco, 44, entered a taxi company’s dispatch office at Metropolitan Avenue between Havemeyer Street and Marcy Avenue at around 3 am on Aug. 24.
He hired a cab and told the 29-year-old driver to take him to the corner of South Fourth and Roebling streets — where he then pulled out a gun, pressed it to the driver’s neck and robbed him of $160.
As he fled the car, he added insult to injury by screaming back at the victimized cabbie, “Piece of advice: Next time, put in a partition or camera.”
Those words came back to haunt Pacheco, cops said, when he returned to the same dispatch center at around 3 am on Sept. 4 and told the employee that he needed a cab.
This time, the employee recognized Pacheco and called cops, who collared the suspect and charged him with robbery, grand larceny, weapons possession and menacing.
Pacheco was awaiting arraignment at press time and could not be reached for comment.
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