Taxi driver robbed in Edgewood

October 11, 2012|From The Aegis

A taxicab driver was robbed in the middle of the afternoon Tuesday on Eloise Lane in Edgewood.

The driver told police he was called to pick up a fare in the 1800 block of Eloise Lane shortly after 3 p.m. Tuesday and when he arrived was approached by a man wearing a brown hooded sweatshirt with a white dragon print on the back and black jeans, according to Harford County Sheriff's Office incident report. The man told the victim he was the one who called for the cab, then demanded all the driver's money, which the driver handed over, according to the report.

The robber got out of the van, "placing a silver object in his pants," and walked between homes.

The taxi driver was not injured.

Police searched for the robber but could not find him.

Anyone with information regarding the crime is asked to call DFC Tammy Burns, 410-836-5043. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous may report their information on the sheriff's office tipline,; text a message beginning with "MCS" then the information to "CRIMES;" or leave a message with Harford Crime Solvers, 888-540-8477.

Qualifying tips that lead to a conviction may be eligible for up to $2,000 in rewards.

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