Authorities Searching For Cab Robber

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Authorities are looking for the man who robbed a metro cab driver early Tuesday morning.

The cabbie had picked up a fare a at the Cubby’s Convenience Store on 13th and Jackson at 1:15 a.m. That fare eventually turned out to be the robber.

The man told the driver to take him to 72nd and Sorenson. But when they arrived, "Next thing I know I felt a gun to the back of my head," said Don Vanderwerf, Cab Driver.

Trying to stay calm, Vanderwerf followed handed over cash, his wallet and then was told to get into the trunk of the car.

"I had my head up against here, my feet over here," said Vanderwerf.

The suspect drove the vehicle to 82nd and Read, let the driver out of the trunk, and robbed him of cash and personal belongings. The crook drove off and left the cabbie behind, unharmed. The vehicle was later recovered near 79th and Read.

The man authorities believe was the robber turned up on a security camera. They say he is the black male in the tan jacket. The white male in the black jacket and green shirt appeared to have been with the suspect but investigators say he was not involved in the robbery.

If you have information that can help identify the men, contact the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office tip line at 402-444-6000.


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