I’m Master Police Officer, Brandon Maynard. Newport News Police need your help to solve a recent robbery of a taxi driver.
On December 3, 2016 between 9:00 and 10:00 AM police responded to the 600 hundred block of Industry Drive in Hampton in regard to a robbery. Hampton Police and the victim, a local area taxi driver, indicated he/she was waiting to pick up a fare in the 900 block of Taylor Avenue in Newport News, when a man opened the driver’s side rear door pointing a gun. At the same time, the right rear door also opened and another man with a gun entered the taxi.
We need your help to solve this robbery and bring the guilty to justice.The driver advised the males began yelling at him/her to give up the money. The driver complied. The men also took the driver’s phone and personal property of the driver from the trunk.
One suspect is described as a black male in a dark hoody and wearing a gold looking bracelet on his right hand and held a small dark colored hand gun. A second black male wore a tannish colored hoody with dark sweat pants with stripes on one leg. He also displayed a handgun.
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