San Francisco cabbie robber suspect slapped with more charges 

The man accused of robbing cabbies at knifepoint after they dropped him off near his Western Addition home has been slapped with three more counts related to the series.

Woodrow Blake, 48, of San Francisco pleaded not guilty to the additional allegations Wednesday. He was arrested last month after police warned cabbies about a hooded man wanted in connection with more than a half-dozen knifepoint robberies since July 14.

Many of the robberies police were investigating occurred at Beideman and O’Farrell streets, near where Blake lives.

San Francisco police say Blake has picked up cabs from 18th and Castro streets multiple times, and also has hailed cabs from the area of Geary Boulevard and Fillmore Street, near the Boom Boom Room club.

After his arrest, a police spokesman said it could be argued that “he needed a ride” home when he decided to rob the cab drivers.

Blake was still in custody on Wednesday. A judge set his bail at $750,000.

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