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Iowa City cab drivers say they're not worried despite two armed robberies

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IOWA CITY (KWWL) -

Jason Grubbe has only been driving for Pink's Taxi for a few weeks, but he's worked for other cab companies in the Iowa City area in the past. He's always felt pretty safe.

"I've lived in L.A., Chicago, Kansas City, a lot of different big cities and I wasn't intimated there so Iowa City's not going to get me real scared either," said Grubbe.

Over the weekend two drivers working for other companies were threatened by men with guns.

"My first thought was, you know, is everybody ok? Is the cab driver ok," said Grubbe.

Both drivers handed over the money and are ok. No arrests have been made in either case.

Grubbe has never had anything similar happen in a cab he's been driving.

"It creeps you out somewhat but I'm not going to think about it too much," said Grubbe.

The two robberies happened close to apartment complexes near the intersection of Melrose Avenue and Mormon Trek Boulevard. A case Friday involved two black men wearing dark clothes. Sunday, it was one black male wearing a black hooded sweatshirt. Police are currently investigating if the cases are related.

Cab drivers say despite the similarities, they'll still make trips to the area.

"I think you just gotta be watchful but no I'm going to keep taking calls there because a lot of people in that neighborhood take a taxi," said Grubbe.

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