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Taxi Cab Driver Robbed

PUBLISHED:Mon January 25, 2016

Osceola County, Florida – Osceola County Sheriff’s detectives need the public’s help identifying two suspects who robbed a taxi cab driver.

On January 24 at approximately 2:35 p.m., deputies responded to Walmart located at 3250 Vineland Road in Kissimmee. Upon arrival, deputies spoke with a taxi cab driver who indicated he was sitting in his vehicle in the parking lot. Two unknown males approached him and asked for a ride to the Old Town/Fun Spot area. He told them to go to the first taxi in the line. They left and a few minutes later returned. One of the suspects pulled out a handgun from his jacket and demanded the taxi cab driver’s money. The two suspects left the area with an undisclosed amount of money.

The first suspect is described as a thin Hispanic male in his late teens or early 20’s, approximately 5’3” tall with black chin hair. He was wearing an old, blue zip up jacket and a hat. The second suspect is described as a heavy set, white male, approximately 5’4” with no facial hair. He was wearing a dark colored heavy jacket.

Anyone with information is to call the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office at (407) 348-2222 or Crimeline at (800) 423-TIPS (8477). Calls made to Crimeline remain anonymous, and tips that lead to the felony arrest of suspects and/or the recovery of stolen property and drugs are eligible for cash rewards of up to $1,000 dollars.