A taxi driver picked up a fare in the Financial District on Monday but soon learned that his customer was not planning to pay.
The man who hopped in his car on Sacramento and Drumm streets around 9:20 p.m. pulled out a handgun and demanded to be taken to Oakland, police said.
The cab driver, a 64-year-old man, drove the suspect to Uptown Oakland where he dropped him off at Castro Street near San Pablo Avenue.
The suspect was last seen at that intersection and is described as between 55 and 60 years old, police said. No detailed description has been released.
He got away with the cab driver’s cash and smartphone.
The cabbie was the second person robbed at gunpoint in San Francisco on Monday, police said.
Around 2 a.m., a man with a black handgun tucked into his waistband and his two accomplices robbed another man in the Castro, police said.
The suspect flashed his gun and demanded cash from the victim near the intersection of Market and Castro streets, police said. The 38-year-old man handed over his money and the suspects took his backpack and fled.
They made off with a laptop, smartwatch, smartphone and headphones, police said.
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