VIDEO: Gunman robs taxi driver in Newport News

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by 13News Now

WVEC.com

Posted on March 19, 2014 at 10:52 AM

Updated Wednesday, Mar 19 at 11:57 AM

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NEWPORT NEWS -- Frightening moments for a taxi driver in Newport News - when a man pulled a gun on him.

Police released surveillance video from inside the Norview Tax cab in the early morning hours of March 15.

"Our investigator says the suspect was actually picked up on Goff Street in Norfolk, came to the address in the 1300 block of Garden Drive and then robbed the driver," police spokesman Harold Eley told WVEC.com.

The man got into the back seat of the taxi and then pulled a gun and demanded the driver's wallet.

He then got out and ran off; the driver wasn't hurt.

The suspect is believed to be in his 20s. Anyone who recognizes him should call Detective R. F. Jones at 757-928-4216 or Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.

 

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