Taxi driver robbed at gunpoint in Akron

Posted at 10:50 AM, Sep 10, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-10 10:50:03-04

A taxi driver was robbed at gunpoint by a passenger in Akron late Wednesday night.

According to Akron police, a man got in the taxi in the 100 block of East York Street and asked for a ride to the 400 block of Schiller Avenue.

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When the cab driver pulled into a parking lot on Schiller Avenue, the passenger got out a handgun. He told the driver to shut off the car's lights and engine. The man then robbed the driver before fleeing on foot.

The suspect is described as a black man between the ages of 25 to 40 with short hair and a goatee. He was wearing a black sweatshirt and blue shorts. 

Anyone with information about this crime can call Crimestoppers at 330-434-COPS(2677).