Cab driver carjacked on Rampart Street, police say
A cab driver was reportedly carjacked around 2 a.m. Tuesday, after a man flagged him down in the 900 block of North Rampart Street, got in the taxi, then brandished a gun and demanded the driver's money. The driver complied with the man's request, but was ordered out of the vehicle near the intersection of Columbus and North Derbigny streets, according to an NOPD alert sent out by the 1st District.
The taxi was later found in the 1100 block of St. Phillip Street, the alert said. The suspect is described at 6 feet tall with a stocky build, medium complexion and low haircut. He was clean shaven and was wearing a gray jacket and blue jeans, according to the alert.
Anyone with information should contact Detective K. Morel at 504.658.6010 or Crimestoppers at 504.822.1111 and 1.877.903.STOP.