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Cab driver reports robbery in Stafford County

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By KEITH EPPS

A cab driver was robbed early Saturday – possibly at gunpoint – by two fares he drove to the England Run area of Stafford County, police said.

Sheriff’s spokesman Bill Kennedy said the robbery took place about 1:20 a.m. in the area of Noble Court and England Pointe Drive. The Virginia Cab Co. driver told police he had picked up two men from Aladin’s restaurant in Fredericksburg and taken them to Stafford.

The driver stopped in the 300 block of England Pointe Drive and asked for the $16 fare. The men said they needed to go to one of their aunt’s nearby homes to get the money, so the driver took them about 200 yards to Noble Court.

The front-seat passenger told the back-seat passenger to go get the money. Instead, the back-seat passenger placed something into the back of the driver’s neck and told him, “Don’t move. Give me all your money, or I’ll blow your head off,” Kennedy said.

The robbers took an undisclosed amount of money, an iPhone and a tablet and ran toward England Pointe Drive, police said. The driver ran after them for a short while before remembering that one of them may have had a gun, Kennedy said.

The driver was waiting on a sidewalk when deputies arrived. A perimeter was set up and a police dog attempted to run a track, but the robbers were not found.

The robbers were described only as two black males. One was described as 5’5″ and between 130 and 140 pounds, and the other was nearly 6 feet tall and 150 to 160 pounds. Anyone with information is asked to call the Sheriff’s Office at 658-4400 or Crime Solvers at 658-2020.

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