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Video: Passenger points gun at taxi driver’s head near 25th and Cherry, demands money

Taxi driver robbed near 25th and Cherry

MILWAUKEE -- A Milwaukee taxi driver was robbed at gunpoint near 25th and Cherry. Surveillance video shows the crime, which unfolded just after 2 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 15.

In the video, a cab carrying four passengers can be seen pulling over near 25th and Cherry. After three people stepped out of the van, one pulled out a gun and pointed it at the driver's head.

Taxi driver robbed near 25th and Cherry

 

Taxi driver robbed near 25th and Cherry

The suspect can be heard in the video saying, "Get out the car. Get out! Get out!"

Off camera, the taxi driver emptied his pockets -- filled with cash and personal belongings. The suspects then disappeared into the night.

Taxi driver robbed near 25th and Cherry

Taxi driver robbed near 25th and Cherry

"He was able to get back into the vehicle unharmed," said Paul Sanfelippo, GM of American United Taxi.

Sanfelippo said the driver is a long-time and loyal employee.

"He's doing OK. He was unharmed -- just shaky," Sanfelippo said.

 

Sanfelippo said the driver did all the right things by not resisting. The company often covers safety in quarterly meetings.

"He's a family man, has a few kids, so I think a lot of things go through your mind when you go through a situation like that," said Sanfelippo.

Paul Sanfelippo

Each of the company's taxis are equipped with cameras.

"It has one front-facing and two rear, including audio," said Sanfelippo.

Sanfelippo believes the video will help police identify and locate the young suspects responsible for the crime.

"Just know that these individuals will be off the streets, and off the streets shortly," said Sanfelippo.

Milwaukee police said they continue to investigate the armed robbery and are searching for the suspects.

Taxi driver robbed near 25th and Cherry