Two men hit a cab driver with a hammer


Urbana IL – Police are looking for two men, who allegedly tried to rob a cab driver and hit him several times in the head with a hammer.


Urbana police say the Yellow Checker Cab driver picked up the two men in the 14 hundred block of Dublin Street around 7:40 Saturday night. After refusing to stop at a park and driving to the 100 block of Park Street, one of the men hit the driver in the head with a hammer about five to seven times.


The cab driver jumped out of the cab and ran, then after briefly being chased called police. The cab driver was taken to Carl Hospital. Police say they did not get away with cash, but did take a bag from the van.


The men are described as in their late teens or early 20's. One was wearing a black hat, black jacket and khaki pants. The other had a blue and white striped polo, and a blue jean jacket.

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