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Two Teens Arrested In Duluth Robbery Of Cab Driver

Friday, October 19th, 2012 at 6:53 am

Duluth police officers have arrested two teenagers suspected in the weekend assault of a cab driver.

The assault, which we reported back on Monday, happened at 4 a.m. Sunday. The cab driver told police he picked up two males in West Duluth and was dropping them off when one suspect pulled out a handgun and demanded money. Then, he said, the other started to choke him.

The cab driver was able to break free and ran, but says one of the males ran after him, fired a shot, caught up to him, and took cash.

A 17-year-old male suspect was arrested on Wednesday morning near Denfeld High School in West Duluth and an 18-year-old man was arrested on Thursday. Both suspects face possible charges of first-degree aggravated robbery and second-degree assault.

The cab driver was treated for a minor injury at a Duluth hospital.

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