Police look for suspect in taxi cab robbery spree

Police are looking for the public's help to identify a suspect involved in several robberies involving Minneapolis taxi cabs. Five robberies occurred at night or during the early morning hours between Oct. 6 and Oct. 14.
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Police are looking for the public's help to identify a suspect involved in several robberies involving Minneapolis taxi cabs.

FOX9 reports the five robberies occurred at night or during the early morning hours between Oct. 6 and Oct. 14. Police say the man was picked up by cabs in the downtown area, and south Minneapolis in one case, armed with a gun and demanded money from the drivers.

In most cases, the suspect would take off with the money and in another case, the suspect took off with the cab.

The robber is described as an African-American man in his 20s, between 5 feet 6 inches and 6 feet 1 inches tall with a medium build. Victims say the man is described as having a mustache, goatee and braided hair, according to KARE 11.

Crime Stoppers is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to an arrest.

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