Akron cab driver robbed

Akron cab driver robbed

AKRON, OH (WOIO) - Akron Police are investigating after a cab driver was robbed early Wednesday morning.

It happened around 4 a.m. in the 800 block of McKinley Avenue.

A "Go 2 Go Taxi" cab driver reported a woman walked over to the cab and asked for help putting her belongings inside of the cab. As the driver attempted to help, a man approached the driver from behind and placed an ax handle in his back. The man also had one hand in his pocket, as if he had a gun, and demanded the driver's money. The female suspect then got into the cab and took the driver's fare money and the company phone. The suspects fled. The cab driver drove to East Market Street and called police.

The female suspect is described as 30-years-old, 5'06" - 5'07", 180 - 190 lbs., possibly wearing a brown wig and long rain coat. The male suspect is 20 - 25 years old, 5'08", 160 lbs., wearing a red, white and gray hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Akron Police Department at 330-375-2181.

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