A terrifying ordeal for an Omaha cab driver. Douglas County Sheriff’s Department spokesman Lt. Mark Gentile says the cabbie was called to a Cubby’s convenience store in the Old Market area downtown around 1:30 Tuesday morning to pick up a passenger. He says that person told him to drive to 72nd and Sorenson Parkway.
When they arrived, Lt. Gentile says the passenger then pulled out a gun and held it to the cabbies head and ordered him into the trunk. The man then got behind the wheel of the car and drove several blocks and stopped. He then let the cab driver out of the trunk, robbed him of money and personal items and took off in the cab.
The cab driver was not hurt. He went to a nearby residence and asked those inside for help. The cab was found a few blocks away. Law enforcement continue to look for the suspect.