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Suspect hails cab, robs driver in PB

A man robbed a taxicab driver in the wee hours of Nov. 19 after hailing the cab in Pacific Beach and asking for a ride.

The suspect, described as a black man about 23 years old, hailed the cab in the 1600 Garnet Avenue shortly before 1 a.m. and was driven to Emerald and Morrell streets, where the suspect reportedly pointed a handgun at the driver and demanded cash.

According to investigators, the suspect fled with the victim’s wallet, cell phone and cash. He was last seen running westbound on Emerald Street.

Police said the suspect is described as about 5 feet 9 inches tall, with an athletic build. He was last seen wearing a brown coat and black T-shirt.

There were no injuries. The police department’s robbery unit is investigating.

DUI checkpoint nets 14 impaired motorists

San Diego police conducted a DUI checkpoint in Bay Park at the eastern fringe of Pacific Beach on Nov. 16, taking into custody 14 motorists suspected of driving under the influence.

The checkpoint took place in the 4200 block of Mission Bay Drive between 11 p.m. and 3 a.m.

Department officials said nearly 1,300 vehicles passed through the checkpoint and 29 motorists were detained for further evaluation of their sobriety. Police said 15 vehicles were impounded.

One motorist failed to stop and was pursued before being arrested for DUI, felony evasion of a peace officer and driving on a suspended license. The driver reportedly had a prior DUI conviction.

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