Police seek suspect in robberies of taxi cab drivers

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CHICAGO -- Chicago police are searching  for a suspect in a series of robberies of taxi cab drivers.

They are looking for the man in newly-released cab surveillance video, whom they believe participated in at least four robberies this month.

According to police, one robbery took place on April 19 in the 2800 block of W Ardmore around 6 a.m.  The second took place in the 2400 block of W. Eastwood on April 23rd around 9:30 p.m.

Police say the suspect solicited a ride then robbed the driver at knifepoint once reaching the requested location.

The suspect in the Ardmore incident is described as a black male, 18-25 years old.  He was wearing a blue hooded sweatshirt and gray sweatpants and carrying a brown handbag.

The suspect in the Eastwood incident is  described as a black male 18-20 years old.  He was wearing a black baseball cap and a Chicago Bulls jacket.

If you have any information on these crimes contact police at (312) 744-8263

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1 Comment

  • willmette

    Taxi drivers should be prohibited from accepting cash.
    You almost never hear of Uber drivers getting robbed.

    “Since 1980, 1,030 taxicab drivers died on the job. They suffer the highest homicide rate of all occupations.” Can you name even one Uber driver that was killed on the job? And there are more Uber drivers than taxi drivers.