Teen in rob of cab­bie is a ‘good girl’

New York Daily News - - NEWS - BY RIKKI REYNA and LAURA DI­MON

A REL­A­TIVE OF an Up­per East Side teen ac­cused of pis­tol whip­ping, punch­ing and rob­bing a taxi driver in­sisted she is a “very good girl” Satur­day.

“I do not be­lieve this hap­pened,” said a woman who an­swered the door at the girl’s home but did not iden­tify her­self. “She didn’t do any of this. This is fake news.”

Hawa Sakho and her com­pan­ion Dean Ru­fli, both 16, beat and robbed their 28-year-old cab­bie when he dropped them at Sakho’s home on E. 74th St. near Third Ave. early Fri­day, ac­cord­ing to cops. The teens didn’t have the $8 for the ride, po­lice sources said.

The Bon­nie and Clyde wannabes punched the ter­ri­fied driver in the face and Sakho pis­tol whipped him be­fore snatch­ing his iPhone, ac­cord­ing to the crim­i­nal com­plaint.

The shaken-up cab­bie, who suf­fered se­vere pain and swelling, went to New York-Pres­by­te­rian/Weill Cor­nell Med­i­cal Cen­ter where he re­ceived stitches for a cut above his eye.

He told the Daily News that Sakho led the at­tack and was en­cour­ag­ing a ner­vous Ru­fli along.

“The girl, she was crazy,” he said Fri­day. “She was act­ing so ghetto and all this stuff - she lives on the Up­per East Side.”

The way­ward teens were ar­raigned in Man­hat­tan Crim­i­nal Court Fri­day night and both or­dered held on $7,500 bond.

They are charged with rob­bery.

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