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Taxi driver robbed by man in Gainesville

A taxi driver picked up a man who later robbed him in Gainesville on Monday, April 23, police said.

Gainesville Police took the report after 5 a.m. Monday from a taxi driver working for an independent company.

According to the police report, the driver “picked up an unknown black male.” The suspect then told the driver he had a weapon and demanded cash, Sgt. Kevin Holbrook said.

Holbrook said the man then took the cash and ran away.

Police did not release any further details.

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