Authorities are searching for a man who robbed a cab driver and took off in the taxi. Douglas County Sheriff's Department officials say around 1:15 Tuesday morning the cab driver was called to pick up a passenger at Cubby's Convenience Store at 13th and Jackson.
The man told the driver to take him to 72nd and Sorenson. Lt. Mark Gentile says when they arrived, the passenger pointed what the driver believed was a gun at him and ordered him into the trunk of the cab.
The gunman then drove to 82nd and Read and let the driver out of the trunk and then robbed him of money and personal belongings. He then got back behind the wheel and left the area leaving the cab driver behind unharmed. The cab was later recovered.
The suspect in the photograph is the black male wearing a tan jacket. Gentile says the white male wearing the black jacket appears to be with the suspect but was not involved in the robbery.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Douglas County Sheriff's Office Tip Line at 402-444-6000. The callers are eligible for a cash reward for information leading to the arrest of the suspect.
Photo: Douglas County Sheriff's Department.