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APD Media Release 11/13/13

Man Arrested for Cab Driver Robbery

On November 13, 2013 at 10:07 a.m. Detectives from Annapolis Police Department arrested Demarrow Williams, 20, of Annapolis for the armed robbery of a cab driver that occurred on President St on November 8.    

On November 8, 2013 at 2:20 a.m. Annapolis police officers were dispatched to the 900 block of President St for an armed robbery.  When officers arrived they spoke to the  cab driver who indicated picked up a man, later identified as Demarrow Williams, in the 400 block of Hammond Place and drove him to the 900 block of President St.  Once at President St. Williams struck the driver in the face with a handgun and demanded the driver’s money and cell phone.   After giving Williams the cash and phone Williams fled the area on foot.  The cab driver was treated at the scene for a laceration over his eye.

“I commend the detectives and officers’ sense of urgency and thoroughness in resolving this case,” said Annapolis Police Chief Michael Pristoop.  “Neither the community nor the Police will tolerate violent crime in our city.  This is an example of excellent police work supporting our resolve.” 

Williams was charged with ten counts including armed robbery, robbery, and first and second degree assault.  He is being held at the Annapolis Police Department until he is transported to a hearing before the District Court Commissioner on these charges.

Detectives are investigating this robbery and a similar attempted robbery of a cab driver on November 5 in the unit block of Pleasant St.  Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Deborah Sauriol-Gibris at 410-268-9000 ext. 7253 or email dasauriol-gibris@annapolis.gov.

 

 

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