Teen Suspects Sought in Armed Robberies of Cab Drivers in Philly - NBC 10 Philadelphia

Teen Suspects Sought in Armed Robberies of Cab Drivers in Philly



    Philadelphia Police say a trio of teens have held up taxi cabs on multiple occasions throughout the city in recent days. (Published Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015)

    Philadelphia police are searching for several teen suspects wanted for armed robberies targeting taxi drivers.

    The robberies happened between Aug. 23 and Aug. 26.

    In two of the incidents, the suspects threatened the taxi drivers with a gun and demanded money.

    In the first incident, the suspects were picked at 16th and Sansom Streets and dropped off in the 1500 block of Deal Street. In the second robbery, the suspects were picked up at 12th and Race Streets and dropped off again on Deal Street.

    In the most recent incident, a 50-year-old male cab driver picked up a customer and dropped him off at an empty lot in the 4200 block of Orchard Street. The cab driver was approached from behind by two suspects. One of the suspects struck the victim in the back of his head with a handgun.

    The suspects took the victim’s wallet, which contained $100, before running away.

    All three robberies have involved a gun and the same description of all three suspects. All the suspects are believed to be in their teens.

    Anyone with information is urged to contact police.