WATCH: Teens Attack Bus Driver In The Bronx

June 13, 2018 - 2:54 pm
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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- A bus driver claims he was attacked by a group of teens in the Bronx.

Burim Sylaj said he's seen the teens before, and when they got on the bus Saturday night, in Eastchester, the verbal abuse turned physical.

"They were spitting at me, and one of them came and he kicked me here. I decided to step up from the seat and he ended up kicking me back," he said.

That's when all four started punching and kicking the driver. He's off the job for now, and in a bit of pain. He hopes to get a partition installed on his bus.

"It will be a protection from the driver," he said.

The union said violence against drivers is incresasing, and partitions need to be added to Liberty Lines buses.

The suspects are described as black males between 16 and 19-years-old. One was wearing a black hoodie and dark pants, another wore a white shirt and dark pants, the third was wearng a blue shirt, light blue jeans, and a black backpack, and the fourth wore a white hoodie and dark pants.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).  The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.