Crime

Eastchester livery driver shot after chasing thief who robbed passenger

An unlicensed Bronx livery driver was shot Monday while trying to catch a thief who stole his fare’s gold chain, authorities said.

Michael Philibert, 52, was hit in the stomach and buttocks, but still drove himself to Jacobi Medical Center, where he was in stable condition, sources said.

The shooting happened at about 3:55 a.m. after the driver picked up a man and woman at the Garage Bar and Lounge on Tillotson Ave. in Eastchester. As the man got into the car, a thief approached and stole his gold chain, Chief of Detectives Robert Boyce said. The driver and victim chased the thief in the livery car. The crook met up with another man, who fired into the car and hit Philibert.

A Taxi & Limousine Commission spokesman said Philibert did not have a livery cab license — and that he’d received a summons in 2013 for picking up fares.

Bronx livery driver shot after chasing thief who robbed passenger

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