Authorities are investigating a series of taxicab robberies in Northeast D.C. that happened within a 24-hour period, and say they may be related.
The first happened around 1:25 a.m. Wednesday as a cabdriver was dropping off a passenger at Third Street and Rhode Island Avenue. Authorities say the passenger robbed the driver of a phone and cash before fleeing toward Bryant Street.
At about 10:30 p.m., a cabdriver was robbed in the 600 block of Rhode Island Avenue. Police say the passenger took a phone and ear piece and fled north on the Metropolitan Bike Trail.
And at 12:55 a.m. Thursday, police say a passenger tried to rob a cabdriver at Third and Evarts streets. Authorities say the cabdriver continued driving and then slowed down, and the passenger got out without taking anything.