Woman cab driver robbed at gunpoint in Columbus

By Roslyn Giles  - email | bio

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - An unknown man held a woman cab driver at gunpoint Tuesday night.

The incident happened around 10:00 p.m. as she dropped off a woman at Hunter Haven Apartments on Hunter Road. 

The cab driver says the woman did not have her fare and nor did her friend at the apartment.

The customer allegedly told the cab driver she would get the money and bring her a tip before going inside the apartment.

Within in minutes, the cab driver says a man came out nowhere, pointed a gun to her head and demanded money.  

The victim told News Leader 9 the gunman took her backpack and $6.00 in cash before he fled the scene.

Police later questioned the woman customer. She paid the fare.

The cab driver tells us she believes she was part of a set-up, but she cannot prove it. 

So far no arrests have been made. 

The cab driver describes the suspect as a black male, between the ages of 16-18 years old, around 5'6, wearing blue jean shorts, no shirt and a face mask. 

If you have any information on this crime please call Columbus Police.

News Leader 9 is following this story. We'll have a full report beginning on News Leader 9 at Five.

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