Cabbie robbed at gunpoint, second in week 

A taxi driver was robbed in his vehicle at gunpoint early Thursday, becoming the second cabbie to be hit by thieves within a week, police said.

At around 4 a.m., the 39-year-old driver was pulled over to the side of the road in the area of Scott Street and Geary Boulevard when the gunman came to his window and demanded cash, police said.

The suspect fled with the victim’s money in a black two-door Lexus, police said.

There was no arrest.

Recent incidents have stoked fears that attacks on cabbies are on the rise
Early Saturday morning, a cabbie was robbed at gunpoint after picking up two men who hailed his cab in the Bayview district, according to police.

Some cabbies are requesting swifter information about when the attacks occur.

Cameras installed in cabs have helped. A longtime driver said that before cameras, there was about 100 attacks per year, or one every three to four days. Robberies have greatly reduced since, according to some drivers.

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