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Cops have released a sketch of the rogue cab driver who they say tied up and raped his passenger at knifepoint at the end of a horrific ride through Williamsburg last week.

The 26-year-old victim told police that she had spent the early part of the night celebrating Cinco de Mayo at Public Assembly on N. Sixth Street. At some point after midnight, she hailed a cab — but instead of getting a ride home, she was taken to a darkened corner of Rodney Street near S. First Street, where the cabbie allegedly pulled a knife, bound her wrists together and raped her.

He then took her cellphone and $20 before letting her go at 6 am.

In the black-and-white sketch, the suspect is about 45 years old and wearing a turban, which police said is orange. Cops say he is about 5-foot-8 with a dark, scraggly beard.

A spokesman for the Taxi and Limousine Commission said that the agency would distribute the sketch to taxi garages and for-hire vehicles throughout the city.

Anyone with information regarding the rape is asked to call the NYPD hotline at (800) 577-8477.

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Reader Feedback

manhatposeur from manhathan says:
sorry. not to make light of this, but this sketch looks awfully like Osama.
May 13, 2011, 9:16 am
You from Who says:
Looks like every cabbie out there
May 13, 2011, 4:55 pm
Cynthia from Clinton Hill says:
one word Disgusting! well good luck in finding this guy, he does look like every paki to arab person(s) out there driving a cab
May 14, 2011, 1:49 pm
ewtgwea says:
hope he gets gunned down ...
May 15, 2011, 11:46 am
Disguisting says:
Completely and utterly despicable
May 15, 2011, 11:50 am
disturbed says:
im terribly sorry to hear of this incident.

i am also profoundly troubled by the commenters. these remarks are racist.
May 18, 2011, 4:59 pm
Allah from Akbar says:
IYou need taxi, I come
Jan. 10, 2012, 9:50 pm

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