Howard County police seek man in armed robbery of cab driver

March 01, 2010|By Don Markus | Baltimore Sun reporter

Howard County police were looking for a man who allegedly robbed a cab driver Saturday night in Columbia.

According to police, Alexander Bofah was sitting in his cab in the parking lot of the Long Reach Village Center about 8 p.m. when he was approached by a man asking for a ride. After the man got into the cab and Bofah began to drive away, the suspect put a knife to Bofah's neck and demanded cash, police said.

Bofah, 38, grabbed the knife and was cut on the right hand during the struggle, according to police. The suspect again demanded cash, and Bofah told police that he gave the man an undisclosed amount of money. The suspect then fled and Bofah, who is from Silver Spring, called police.

Bofah told police that the man was black, about 5 feet 9 inches tall, between 25 and 30 years old, with short black hair. He also said the suspect was wearing a brown shirt and jeans.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at 410-313-STOP. Callers may remain anonymous, and police are offering up to a $1,000 reward for information leading to an arrest.

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