Three suspects robbed a cab driver at gunpoint late Thursday night, tossing him into the cab's trunk and then releasing him in the Oakland hills, authorities said.
Antioch Police Capt. Leonard Orman said the incident began when a yellow cab driver picked up the three suspects at around 11 p.m. Thursday at the Bay Point BART station and drove them to an apartment complex off of Delta Fair Boulevard in Antioch.
When they arrived at the apartments, one of the three suspects pulled out a gun and robbed the 45-year-old cab driver.
“He (one of passengers) got out of the cab and held him (the driver) at gunpoint,” Orman told KTVU. “He (the driver) was forced into the trunk at gunpoint. Driven up into the Oakland hills near Skyline and at that point were released out of the trunk.” “He (the driver) was robbed of his personal property which included his cell phone, some personal property and some cash,” Orman continued.
The driver flagged down a passerby who then called Oakland police shortly after midnight.
The stolen cab was found by Oakland police at 8:50 a.m. after getting a tip that it was parked at an apartment complex on 83rd Ave. There was no sign of the three suspects who remained at large.
The suspect with the gun was a black man between 23 and 27 years old, between 5 feet 9 inches and 6 feet tall, 145 to 160 pounds and was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt with white lining.
The second suspect was a similar race, age and height, between 170 and 180 pounds and wearing a black shirt and blue jeans.
The third suspect was a black male wearing a gray hooded sweater and black jeans.
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