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On Friday, 10/14/16 at approximately 0115 hours, officers respond to the 3100 block of Charles St. in reference to an Armed Robbery. The driver for Action Taxi advised he picked up a black female in the 1000 block of Ridge Ave at about 1257 hours.

The female passenger asked to be taken to the 3100 block of Charles St., and when they arrived she pulled out a large hunting knife and held to the drivers throat. The suspect demanded the driver’s money, at which time he turned over about $40.00 USC. The driver was able to leave the cab and fled on foot. The suspect also fled on foot but in an opposite direction.

WCSD K-9 performed a track with negative results. The taxi driver described the suspect as: A black female with a grey hoodie pulled up, and a black jacket over that. 5’7” with a medium build. Nothing further.
This case is currently under investigation






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