Illegal Taxi Carjacked at Mall
A customer of a ‘hack,’ an unlicensed taxi, held a driver up at gunpoint and stole his car at the Owings Mills Mall, police said.
A Baltimore man was carjacked at gunpoint after driving another man to the Owings Mills Mall in an unlicensed cab, police said.
“The victim was a hack…an illegal taxi,” said Lt. Stephen Doarnberger, assistant commander of the Baltimore County Police’s Franklin Precinct.
Around 6:10 p.m. on July 13, the victim drove the suspect to the Owings Mills Mall, at which point the suspect pulled out a handgun, pointed it at the victim and demanded he empty his pockets and exit the car, according to a police report.
The suspect fled in the 2001 Silver Chrysler Sebring with $100 in cash and a cell phone he took from the victim, according to police.
The suspect is described as a 25-year-old black male, 6 feet tall, between 145 and 165 pounds, with short black hair, a small star tattoo under his eye, a thin mustache and goatee.
Doarnberger said hacks operate more frequently in Baltimore City, but police do see them in the county. The car had not been recovered as of Monday morning, he said.