Cab driver robbed at gunpoint

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Submitted: Thu, 02/16/2012 - 5:10pm
Updated: Thu, 04/23/2015 - 12:30pm

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Wilmington Police were searching for three men early Thursday morning after a cab driver was robbed at gunpoint.

According to New Hanover County Dispatch the call came in at 1:44 am and the robbery took place in the parking lot of Codington Elementary School on Carolina Beach Road. The cab driver’s money and keys were stolen.

Police used the SABLE helicopter to search for the three suspects, two black males and one white male. Police suspended the search before 3:30 am and did not find the men.

The cab driver was not harmed during the robbery.

The three robbers were described as:
1.) Black male approximately 6’2” tall, wearing a flight jacket, blue Dickies pants and black boots.
2.) White male, wearing a gray “Volcom” seatshirt, blue jeans, white tennis shoes and a white beanie.
3.) Black male, wearing a black sweatshirt, black Dickies pants and white tennis shoes.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the Wilmington Police Department at 910-343-3600. Information also may be submitted anonymously through Text-A-Tip. Enter “Tip708″ and the information and send to CRIMES (274637).

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5 Comments on "Cab driver robbed at gunpoint"

2015 years 8 months ago

What was a cab doing in an elementary school parking lot at 1:44am?

2015 years 8 months ago

To answer your question, I wasn’t sitting in the parking lot, I was driving down Carolina beach road and the gunman told me to take the next left which happend to be the codington elementary school parking lot.

2015 years 8 months ago

I used to work for a cab company and most drivers did not want partitions. We had them if they did.

Guest Lee
2015 years 8 months ago

Why don’t the cab companies at least put up a protective shield between the cab drivers and their fares? I know it wouldn’t stop a bullet, but it would prevent someone from grabbing the driver and maybe stabbing or choking him. Taxi drivers have extremely dangerous jobs. Why make it easier for the criminals?

Oh, yeah, I forgot…it’s probably all about the expense.

Guest Lee
2015 years 8 months ago

My son also worked for a cab company, and partitions were not an option there. He was told there were an “unnecessary expense”.