taxi.jpgA second person has been arrested in connection with the robbery of a taxi driver in San Francisco earlier this month, police said.

The robbery occurred at about 4:10 a.m. on July 10 near the intersection of Grove and Lyon streets in the city’s North of Panhandle neighborhood.

The 66-year-old cab driver had picked up three people, one of whom demanded money from him, according to police.

The suspects searched the driver and took cash from him. Two of the men then hit him in the head with their handguns, then all three got out of the cab and fled, police said.
The cabbie was not seriously injured in the attack.

On Friday night, an officer from the Park Police Station spotted a man near Haight Street and Masonic Avenue who he recognized from an image taken by the cab’s surveillance system, according to police.

The man, a 19-year-old Treasure Island resident, tried to flee after being detained by police but was eventually captured and booked on suspicion of robbery.

Then on Monday, an officer near Clayton and Haight streets recognized another suspect from the surveillance footage of the robbery.

The suspect, a juvenile from Oakland, was arrested without incident, police said.

Dan McMenamin, Bay City News

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