Two taxi drivers robbed at gunpoint on Covil Avenue

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WILMINGTON — Detectives in Wilmington are searching for a male suspect who reportedly robbed two taxi cab drivers at gunpoint Saturday night.

Police responded to Covil Avenue in Wilmington just after 11 p.m. Saturday. That’s where two taxi cab drivers reported they were robbed, according to Wilmington Police Department Spokeswoman Linda Rawley.

The first cab driver went to 30 Covil Avenue to pick up a fare. According to police, a black male suspect got into the cab and asked to go to Progress 910. On the way, the suspect asked the driver to go back to Covil Avenue because he forgot something.

The driver turned around on Market Street, Rawley said. As the driver pulled back onto Covil Avenue, the suspect pulled out a gun and told the driver to “hand it over.”

The suspect took what the cab driver had but the suspect reportedly wanted more. Rawley said another cab driver was called to the area and robbed as well.

The suspect then ran from the scene toward Market Street. He was described to be in his mid-20s. He wore a gray hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans, and black gloves during the robbery.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact the Wilmington Police Department at 910-341-4683 or Text-A-Tip to CRIMES. Start your message with Tip708, then type your tip.

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