Taxi cab driver reports being robbed at gunpoint in Myrtle Beach

troot@thesunnews.comJanuary 15, 2014 

A 71-year-old taxi cab driver told Myrtle Beach police he was robbed at gunpoint after he wrestled with the robbery, according to a police report.

The victim called officers about 8:30 p.m. Tuesday to the 4600 block of Wild Iris Drive and reported that he had dropped a fare off at the apartment complex and was approached by the robber to be taken to a restaurant on 38th Avenue north, police said.

The victim said before leaving the complex parking lot, the robber asked the victim to drive next to a vehicle, according to the report. The victim said when he pulled up next to the vehicle the robber pulled out a handgun and held it to his stomach.

The victim said he screamed, honked his horn for help and was wrestled out of the car by the robber, according to the report. The victim said he was overpowered by the robber, pushed into the back seat of the cab and the robber took his wallet.

The robber then ran toward the entrance of the apartment complex, where police found some of the contents from the victim’s wallet on the ground, according to the report. Police were unable to find the robber in the area.

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