ARCADIA — Two men robbed a taxi driver at gunpoint late Wednesday, police said.
The crime took place about 11:35 p.m. on Baldwin Avenue, just
south of Duarte Road, Arcadia police Sgt. Tom Le Veque said in a written
The robbers flagged down a taxi, got in, and directed the driver to pull behind a nearby business, police said.
One of the men pulled a revolver and pointed it at the taxi
driver while demanding cash and the keys to the taxi, Le Veque said. The
robbers then ordered the victim out of his cab.
A witness spotted the robbers leaving the area on foot east on
Naomi Avenue toward Lovell Avenue, police said. The taxi was not stolen.
Police described both robbers as skinny Latino men about 17 to 20
years old and wearing dark clothing. One was about 6 feet, 5 inches
tall and wore a black beanie and gloves, while the other was about 5
feet, 5 inches tall and wore a black hooded sweatshirt.
Anyone with information is asked to call Arcadia police.