Another canary in the coal mine just keeled over
Green Cab spokesperson Jodie Schmidt confirmed late Saturday night the company is pulling its drivers from the road for safety precautions after a taxi driver was robbed at gunpoint when responding to a request for a ride near North Mills Street.
“We are concerned for the safety of our drivers and passengers,” Schmidt said.
On Friday, another cab driver was robbed at gunpoint near the 500 block of West Shore Drive. Another driver was also robbed Friday while responding to a request for a ride near the 5300 block of Raywood Road.
Also, a Kwik Trip convenience store on E. Washington Ave. curtailed its late-night hours due to crime.
The series of cab robberies comes within a week of a string of carjackings in Madison. Saturday morning (12-15-18) a teenager was robbed at gunpoint on the Southwest side and forced to drive to a credit union on the northeast side of town. (Story here.)
Also on Saturday night, two teenagers were allegedly getting into their car when two suspects approached them with guns. They didn’t get the car but they robbed them nonetheless.