Cabbie Says Robbers Forced Him Into Trunk

4 years 9 months 1 week ago Monday, August 12 2013 Aug 12, 2013 Monday, August 12, 2013 3:21:57 PM CDT August 12, 2013 in News
By: The Associated Press

SPRINGFIELD (AP) - Police in Springfield are investigating a taxi driver's report that a pair of robbers forced him into the trunk of his cab.

The Springfield News-Leader reports the incident happened around 3 a.m. Sunday.

The driver told police he picked up two customers and drove them a short distance before they told him to pull over. After they took his wallet and phone, the driver says, they made him open the trunk and get inside.

Police spokeswoman Lisa Cox says the suspects then took the wheel and began to drive, but the driver was able to find a latch inside the trunk and escape while the taxi was in motion.

The taxi was later recovered.

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