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Frederick cab driver assaulted, robbed

December 21, 1997

Frederick cab driver assaulted, robbed

FREDERICK, Md. - A Frederick cab driver was assaulted and robbed by two men he was transporting early Sunday, according to the Frederick Police Department.

The 61-year-old City Cab driver picked up the men as fares on West 14th Street at about 3:15 a.m., police said.

One of the men demanded money from the driver and struck him in the back of the head, police said.

In a subsequent struggle, the driver was struck in the face several times and an undisclosed amount of cash was taken from his shirt pocket, police said.

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One of the men ripped the radio microphone from the cab's radio, police said.

The two ran away, police said.

A butcher's knife was found in the back seat of the cab, but the driver did not see the knife displayed during the incident, police said.

The driver, whose name was withheld by police, was treated for cuts and abrasions at Frederick Memorial Hospital and released, police said.

Both robbers were described as black males about 6 feet tall with medium builds and dark clothing, according to police.

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