Two cab drivers robbed
NEW ORLEANS -- Police are trying to find a man who robbed two local cab drivers, from the same cab company, several days apart, according to a statement from the New Orleans Police Department.
On Feb. 18, around 11:30 p.m., a cab driver was robbed in the 3000 block of Fortin Street.
After the cab driver had parked his cab and walked into his home, a man forced his way into the home as the cab driver was locking his front door. The suspect knocked the victim to the ground, pointed a gun at the cab driver and demanded money, police said.
The cab driver gave the robber money and the suspect fled on foot.
On Feb. 23, around 10:15 p.m., a second cab driver was robbed in the 2900 block of Esplande Avenue, police said.
Like the first victim, the cab driver was robbed after parking his cab. The victim was walking inside his front gate, when the robber kicked the cab driver in the back. The suspect pointed a gun at the cab driver and demanded money, police said. The robber was seen fleeing in a dark colored SUV.
According to police, in both robberies, the suspect was described as an African-American male, approximately 5-feet-6 to 5-feet-8, weighing around 130 to 140 pounds. He was wearing a mask partially covering his face, a black hooded jacket and black pants.
Anyone with information is asked to call Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111.