Saturday, November 18, 2006

Crime - Ledger - 2 sought in cabbie robbery

Published in the Star-Ledger, Saturday, November 18, 2006

Two suspects sought in armed robbery

PLAINFIELD: Police are searching for two men who robbed a taxi driver at gunpoint and stole $170 from the man before fleeing.

The victim, employed by United Taxi, was dispatched to the 1200 block of Cambridge Avenue at 9:35 p.m. Sunday. A man entered the vehicle, and, a few minutes later, another man got in as well.

The 48-yer-old driver pulled away, and a short timelater the two passengers pointed handguns at him,, police said. The robbers demanded money and then scrambled out of the car in the 900 block of Sterling Street.

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