Central Point Police Investigate Armed Robbery of Taxi Cab Driver

Central Point Police Investigate Armed Robbery of Taxi Cab Driver

Posted: Dec 8, 2017 5:49 PM
Updated: Dec 8, 2017 8:38 PM

CENTRAL POINT, Ore.--Central Point Police are investigating an armed robbery of a taxi cab driver early Thursday morning.

NewsWatch 12 learns the suspects could be facing major charges for a very small pay off.

A taxi driver with 5 Star Taxi got a call from a fare who needed to be picked up at the Human Bean on Rossanley in Medford.

The fare was dropped off in Central Point, at the skateboard park around 2:30am.
Instead of paying for the 12 dollar ride, police say the passenger threatened the driver.

CPPD Detective Josh Abbott says, "When he dropped the passenger off, he got out with three other friends who were waiting at the skate park. and one of them presented a firearm and told the cab driver to get out of here. The driver told them I am not leaving, and they ran off in an unknown direction and then he called us, we got there fairly quickly."

Detective Abbott says they are reviewing video surveillance from different locations around the park.

He says they have some people of interest but they're still working to catch the suspects.

The crime is a potential measure 11 offense.

Josh Abbott says, "It's a theft of services, that turns into a robbery because of the firearm presented, so something that usually wouldn't be a huge crime has turned into a much bigger crime."

If anyone has video or has a tip, they're encouraged to call the Central Point Police.

Article Comments

Medford
Clear
62° wxIcon
Hi: 78° Lo: 60°
Feels Like: 62°
Brookings
Overcast
59° wxIcon
Hi: 65° Lo: 55°
Feels Like: 59°
Crater Lake
Clear
56° wxIcon
Hi: 76° Lo: 48°
Feels Like: 56°
Grants Pass
Broken Clouds
61° wxIcon
Hi: 78° Lo: 60°
Feels Like: 61°
Klamath Falls
Clear
56° wxIcon
Hi: 81° Lo: 45°
Feels Like: 56°
Cool and Damp Wednesday
KDRV Radar
KDRV Fire Danger
KDRV Weather Cam

Community Events

Latest Video

Image

Wednesday, August 21 morning weather

Image

Yreka High freshmen ready for high school

Image

Help send Yreka High's Vocal Ensemble to Carnegie Hall

Image

Yreka High School students start their first day of school

Image

Veteran fire crew heads to Alaska to fight fires

Image

Suspect on the run after eluding police twice in one night

Image

3rd Tuesday

Image

back to school yreka

Image

Daily J! - Wedding Bells

Image

Tuesday, August 20 evening weather