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Cabdriver Robbed in Chapel Hill

Posted August 4, 2007

— Two male passengers threatened and robbed a Chapel Hill cabdriver in the early hours of Saturday morning.

A white male and a black male got in at a cab near the intersection of Merritt Mill Road and Cameron Avenue in Chapel Hill at 4:19 a.m., police said.

The suspects then threatened the driver with a weapon and demanded that he drive them to Chatham County, officers said. Police did not specify what type of weapon was used in the robbery.

The men ordered the driver to halt at a bank along U.S. Highway 501 South and forced the driver to hand over all his money.

The suspects fled on foot, but police believe they may have gotten into another vehicle.

The white male was wearing a white t-shirt, and the black male was wearing a white shirt with Tommy written in gray letters across the front, officers said.

The driver was unharmed during the robbery, police said.

Police have not released the name of the taxi driver.


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  • Tired Of Excuses Aug 5, 2007

    Chapel Hill is certainly in the news alot lately for crime. Home burgleries, cabbies getting robbed, gang symbols being spray painted on buildings, car break-ins...looks like Chapel Hill PD has their work cut out for them.

  • mindyourown Aug 5, 2007

    Sounds like the two robbing thugs needed more drug money, this is getting old...

  • Smorgas_Of_Borg Aug 4, 2007

    Umm, this guy you all are responding too is obviously just a troll. After all, he's not even brave enough to do a simple thing like register his nick and get a profile here. They'll never understand that there are criminals everywhere,no matter who is writing editorials. Besides, it's 'conservatives' (sic) like that that make liberals think they are right.

    Thank goodness the cabbie was not physically harmed.

  • andrewsnc5 Aug 4, 2007


    Please consider some introspection here. Does it make you feel better inside, to put down someone else? Is that how sad you own existence is, to find fault with others, and create an artificial feeling of superiority? Oh yeah, a map might help too. Open mouth insert foot syndrome is treatable with a little thinking.

  • Maysmom Aug 4, 2007

    Now Now Play nice...

  • APO75 Aug 4, 2007

    Maybe he needs a subsidized education to find Cary and Chapel Hill on the map and figure out where they are in relation to Durham. Check the size of your foot before you open your mouth.

  • for_shame Aug 4, 2007

    I guess you were shortchanged on your public education.
    Chapel Hill is not in Cary.

  • cryinshame Aug 4, 2007

    guess the two robbers were from durham and took that subsidized bus from raliegh to cary , so they could rob the cabbie on the way home