Cab driver robbed in Hampden, man arrested

Driver sustained minor lacerations in robbery

September 01, 2012|By Yvonne Wenger, The Baltimore Sun

A 27-year-old man was charged with assault, robbery and theft in a hold-up of a cab driver early Friday in Baltimore's Hampden neighborhood.

Branden Barnes was arrested after detectives spotted him walking along Keswick Road. Officers responded to a robbery report at about 3:30 a.m. in the 3300 block of Keswick Road.

The cab driver told police his passenger displayed a knife and demanded money, police said. The victim sustained minor lacerations to his neck and hands in a struggle.

Barnes fled with an unknown amount of money before being apprehended by police.

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