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Three accused of assaulting and robbing cab driver in south Columbus

Police said the incident happened at 1:15 a.m. Sunday near the intersection of Studer Avenue and East Gates Street. Three suspects were caught on camera. (Courtesy: Columbus Police)

Columbus police are searching for three people accused of assaulting and robbing a cab driver over the weekend.

Police said the incident happened at 1:15 a.m. Sunday near the intersection of Studer Avenue and East Gates Street. Three people got into the cab and asked to be taken to the area of Elaine Road and East Livingston Avenue per police.

The group then assaulted the driver and demanded cash according to the police report. The cab driver's eye was injured.

Police said after the robbery, the three ran away.

Anyone with information as to the identity of the suspects is encouraged to call Columbus Police Robbery Unit at (614) 645-4665 or Central Ohio Crime Stoppers anonymously at 614-461-8477.

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