Cab driver allegedly robbed by passenger

Published 6:30 am Friday, December 16, 2016

By Melanie Ruberti



Cab driver allegedly robbed by passenger


Public Safety Reports


A cab driver with the Radio Co-Op taxi service at 1508 Whitesville Road told LaGrange police he was robbed by a passenger just before 3:30 a.m. on Thursday.


The driver said he drove the unknown man a short distance down Whitesville Road when he felt an object pressed up against his shoulder, the report stated. The passenger then demanded the driver give him all his money.


The driver did as he was told and the passenger then jumped out of the cab and took off on foot, according to the report.


The victim was not hurt in the incident.


Anyone with information on the case is asked to call the LaGrange Police Department at 706-883-2603 or Troup County CrimeStoppers at 706-812-1000. Callers can remain anonymous.



House fire


A man, woman and their dog barely escaped their burning home in the 100 block of Wright Street just before 2 a.m. on Tuesday.


The residents told LaGrange firefighters they were awakened by their smoke alarm, said LaGrange Fire Department Lt. Chris Taylor.


No one was hurt during the blaze.


The fire caused extensive damage to the living room area, said Taylor. Heat and smoke damage was also found throughout the house.


The damage was estimated at $14,000, Taylor said.


LaGrange fire investigators determined an unattended candle started the fire



All information in this report is gathered from official law enforcement and public safety reports and releases. It is the policy of the Daily News to list the names of people charged with felonies.

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