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Lyft driver attacked, robbed at gunpoint in Maple Heights

Posted at 1:44 PM, Mar 24, 2021
and last updated 2021-03-24 13:44:55-04

MAPLE HEIGHTS, Ohio — A Lyft driver in Maple Heights was hit in the head and then robbed at gunpoint by two people he was driving on Wednesday, according to the Maple Heights Police Department.

It happened around 4 a.m. The driver told police he picked up two passengers and was taking them to a home in the 17800 block of Waterbury Avenue, authorities said. When the driver stopped, one passenger pulled out a gun and hit him in the head with it. The two passengers then stole his vehicle and drove off.

Authorities said other police agencies spotted the vehicle, a blue 2016 Subaru Outback, and they gave chase, but the robbers eluded police and the pursuit was terminated.

The robbers should be considered armed and dangerous, police said.

Anyone with information about the robbery is asked to contact Maple Heights police detectives at 216-587-9624 or email. You can also contact CrimeStoppers at 216-25-CRIME.

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