Two cab drivers robbed at gunpoint in separate incidents

Two cab drivers were robbed at gunpoint in separate incidents Sunday and early Monday, police said.

The first armed robbery occurred near the Lower Haight.

The suspect, described by police as a man in his 30s, hailed the cab at an unknown location and directed the driver to Laussat and Buchanan streets about 3 p.m. Sunday, police said.

Once there, the suspect reportedly demanded the 38-year-old male driver’s cash at gunpoint, police said. The driver complied.

But then before fleeing the suspect demanded the security camera from the cab, police said, and again the driver complied.

The second armed robbery occurred in the Western Addition, police said.

In that case, two men and one woman who appeared to be in their early 20s hailed a cab about 2 a.m. that took them to the 2500 block of Sutter Street, police said.

As the suspects were exiting the vehicle, the woman grabbed the cab driver’s cellphone and ran off, police said. The 34-year-old male driver got out and grabbed one of the men, who pulled out a gun.

The driver let the man go, got back into the cab and drove off, police said.

There have been no arrests in either case.

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