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Attempted Robbery Under Investigation

Tuesday March 18, 2014 8:41am
Attempted Robbery Under Investigation

On March 17th, 2014, at 10:11 p.m. Dubuque Police responded to the area of 2nd and Main Street on the report of a disturbance involving shots fired and a vehicle crash. Upon arrival officers met with a cab driver who reported being the victim of an attempted armed robbery inside his cab, during which he discharged his legally carried firearm in self-defense. A second cab driver in the area attempted to intervene and stop the robbery by crashing his cab into the victim’s cab. After a brief struggle with the cab drivers, the suspect fled the area and was not relocated. Evidence located at the scene indicates the suspect may be injured. He is described as a black male in his 30’s wearing a red hooded sweatshirt. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Dubuque Police Department at 563-589-4415.

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