Brooklyn women turn themselves in for throwing chemicals at cab driver’s eyes, stealing nearly $200 from him

NYPD released footage of the suspects. (DCPI)

Five Brooklyn women turned themselves in to police after they allegedly threw chemicals in a cab driver’s eyes and robbed him last month, cops reported.

Police identified the quintet as 18-year-old Arayah Myhand of Jerome Street, 20-year-old Kaylin John of Fulton Street, 18 and 19-year-olds Destiny and Shareese Brown of Avenue W (who are believed to be relatives) along with another, unidentified 17-year-old female. They were formally charged on Monday at the 79th Precinct stationhouse with robbery and attempted robbery.

According to law enforcement sources, at around 4:30 p.m. on Oct. 23, the 47-year-old male cab driver drove the young women to 1381 Atlantic Avenue in Crown Heights, where they allegedly threw “an unknown chemical substance” into his eyes. They then stole about $200 in cash from the victim and exited from the cab.

Paramedics brought the injured driver to Interfaith Medical Center in stable condition. 

An arraignment hearing for the five women is pending, NYPD sources said.

Alex Mitchell