Cab driver pistol-whipped during attempted robbery

6:33 AM, Nov 6, 2013   |    comments
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ANNAPOLIS (WUSA9) -- Annapolis police say a taxi driver was pistol-whipped and then struck two cars during an attempted robbery on Tuesday night.

According to police, at 9:30 p.m. the driver arrived in the unit block of Pleasant Street to pick up a fare. They say a man flagged him down. When the man got in the cab, he pointed a gun at the driver's head and demanded his cell phone and money, according to police.

Police tell us the two men struggled and at some point the driver was struck in the head with the gun. Police also say the cab was in motion at the time and it struck two parked cars.

Both the  driver and the suspect then fled the cab, say police.

Police say the driver had injuries to his head, but he refused medical treatment.

No description of the suspect was immediately available.

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