CPD searching for Gold Star Taxi armed robbery suspect

Published: Jan. 16, 2016 at 8:41 PM EST|Updated: Jan. 17, 2016 at 8:41 AM EST
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COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - Columbus police are searching for a suspect in connection to an armed robbery.

Police say the suspect climbed into the back of a Gold Star Taxi cab and threatened the driver with a pistol on Saturday, Jan. 16 at 12:30 a.m. near 3351 N. Lumpkin Road in Columbus.

The suspect forced the driver at gunpoint to give him money from his money bag before exiting the vehicle. The driver was not injured during the incident.

The suspect is described as a light skinned black male between 5'7" to 6' tall and weighing between 170 to 200 pounds. He was last seen wearing a black hoodie, white jeans, black gloves, and red sneakers with white soles. The approximate age of the suspect is unknown.

Anyone with information on this crime is asked to call the Columbus Police Robbery and Assault Division at (706) 653-3400.

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