Norwalk taxi cab robbery suspect

Norwalk police hope the public can identify a man accused of robbing a taxi cab driver on Wednesday.

NORWALK, CT (WFSB) - A taxi cab driver was robbed on Wednesday in Norwalk and police hoped the public can identify the suspect.

Police said the suspect robbed the Eveready Taxi Cab driver after he was picked up at the Darien Train Station.

The suspect requested that he be dropped off at the Stop & Shop on Connecticut Avenue in Norwalk.

When they arrived there, the driver requested payment.

However, police said the suspect instructed the driver not to turn around or he would shoot him.

Police said the suspect grabbed the driver's cell phone, but dropped it in the cab before fleeing across the street to a Shoprite.

The driver was not hurt.

The suspect never displayed a weapon, according to police.

Police released a surveillance picture of the suspect on Friday.

They asked anyone who recognizes him give them a call at 203-854-3102. Anonymous tips can be left at 203-854-3111 or on Norwalk police's website here.

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