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Cabdriver Robbed in Chapel Hill

Posted August 4, 2007 12:57 p.m. EDT
Updated August 4, 2007 1:01 p.m. EDT

— 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.