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Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Another Taxi Driver Assaulted and Robbed

Posted By on Wed, Jul 11, 2012 at 7:35 AM

click to enlarge No wonder taxi drivers are so pissed off
  • No wonder taxi drivers are so pissed off

Police are investigating a violent robbery that occurred in the city's Sunset District early this morning that landed a local cabbie in the hospital.

Officer Carlos Manfredi didn't have much information at this time, but says that about 5:30 a.m. a man pulled a gun on a taxi driver near Fourth Avenue and Irving. The suspected robbed and assaulted the driver before fleeing the scene, police said.

No word on what the suspect took from the cab driver.

The victim was taken to San Francisco General Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Meanwhile, police closed off the surrounding area to cars for 45 minutes while investigators combed through the scene.

There have been no arrests as of yet, and police have no further description of the robber.

Anyone with info is asked to contact the SFPD using the anonymous tip line, 575-4444, or Text-a-Tip to TIP411, and begin the message with "SFPD."

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Erin Sherbert was the Online News Editor for SF Weekly from 2010 to 2015. She's a Texas native and has a closet full of cowboy boots to prove it.


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