Second Cab Driver Robbed at Gunpoint

By: 10/11 News Email
By: 10/11 News Email

LINCOLN, Neb. A second cab driver was robbed for a second night in a row in Lincoln. Police tell 10/11 News that the robbery suspect got away with $3 in cash.

Just before 11:30 p.m. Thursday, police were called to the 1300 block of South 18th Street when the driver of a Servant Cab called to report being robbed.

Captain Don Scheinost of the Lincoln Police Department said the driver arrived to pick up a fare when the suspect got in the backseat of the cab and pulled out a gun. The suspect demanded money from the driver.

There was no money from fares, but the driver had cash in his wallet. It amounted to only $3. Police tell 10/11 News the suspect took the cash and ran off.

Police describe the suspect is as dark-skinned white or Hispanic man about 20-years-old, 5'10" tall, 130 lb, with a dark, thin mustache and a noticeable gap in his teeth. The suspect was last seen wearing a gray zip-up type hooded sweatshirt.

Anyone with information in this robbery case is asked to call Lincoln Crimestoppers at 402-475-3600.

The crimes of robbery and use of a weapon to commit a felony are both felonies, each punishable by one to fifty years in prison.

This is the second robbery of a cab driver in Lincoln in two days. Police will not say if the two crimes are related, only that robberies of cab drivers are rare.


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