2 sought in beating, robbery of Vegas taxi driver - FOX5 Vegas - KVVU

2 sought in beating, robbery of Vegas taxi driver

Posted: Updated:
Police said the two suspects were picked up from a local hotel on Sunday. (LVMPD) Police said the two suspects were picked up from a local hotel on Sunday. (LVMPD)
The suspects were dropped off in the area of Flamingo and Arville. (LVMPD) The suspects were dropped off in the area of Flamingo and Arville. (LVMPD)
Police said one of the suspects beat the taxi driver and robbed him. (LVMPD) Police said one of the suspects beat the taxi driver and robbed him. (LVMPD)
LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -

A taxi driver was beaten and robbed in west Las Vegas after picking up two men from an area hotel, police said.

According to Las Vegas Metro police, the cab picked up two black men about 10:50 a.m. on Sunday.

When the taxi arrived at the men's destination of Flamingo Road and Arville Street, one of the men exited the vehicle and began hitting the driver with his fists, police said.

After taking money, the men fled on foot.

Police described one suspect as a black man in his 20s, about 6'1" with a thin build and short, black hair. He was last seen wearing a red polo shirt, black jeans and black shoes.

The other suspect was described as a black man, also in his 20s, about 5'10" with a medium build and short, black hair. He was last seen wearing a ball cap, white T-shirt with a picture on the front, black shorts with red and white vertical stripes, black socks and white shoes.

"When we get the eyes and ears from all of the community involved in these things, somebody knows who these people are," said Metro police Officer Laura Meltzer.

Many cab drivers we spoke with Wednesday understand danger is a part of this job.

"It's scary, but being a cab driver, that's the first thing you know," said taxi driver Mohamed Timbo.

Timbo has toted passengers in Las Vegas for nearly 10 years and has is own system to assess danger on the job.

"I start looking at him coming or her coming towards me. The steps he takes, the movement, the body language," said Timbo.

No matter how many precautions he takes during his shifts, Timbo understands he can't prepare for everything, and attacks like Sunday's get him a bit uneasy.

"You can never be sure, but try to make sure," said Timbo.

Police urge anyone with information on the incident to contact Metro's Robbery Section at 702-828-3591 or Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555.

Copyright 2013 KVVU (KVVU Broadcasting Corporation). All rights reserved.

Powered by WorldNow
Fox 5
Powered by WorldNow CNN
All content © 2014, KVVU Broadcasting Corporation, Las Vegas, NV and WorldNow. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service..