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Cab driver injured during armed robbery attempt

August 10, 2006|by PEPPER BALLARD

A taxi driver cut his hand Wednesday morning as he tried to fight off a man who had a knife and was using it to demand the driver's money, the Hagerstown Police Department said in a news release.

At about 2 a.m., a Miller's Transportation driver picked up a man in the area of Liberty Street, police said. While the cabbie was driving, the man took out a folding pocket knife and demanded the driver's money, the release states. A struggle ensued between the men, during which the driver's hand was cut, police said.

The passenger ran from the vehicle, police said.

The man is described as a white man in his 20s, about 5 feet 6 inches or 5 feet 7 inches tall and between 135 and 145 pounds, police said. He had brown or black curly hair and was wearing blue jeans, the release states.

Police ask anyone with information about the attempted robbery to call 301-790-3700.

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