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One night, two cab drivers robbed

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IOWA CITY (KWWL) - Iowa City Police are investigating a second robbery in the city involving a cab driver.

Just before 3 a.m. Sunday, officers received a report of a robbery near the intersection of Mormom Trek Blvd. and Petsel Place.

Police say the victim was a cab driver. The driver reported he was transporting two people, one male and one female, to the intersection and when he turned to collect the fare, the female sprayed him in the face with a chemical thought to be pepper spray.

Police say the driver didn't see the suspects display any weapons during the attack, but he did sustain minor injuries.

The two passengers then fled the cab without paying the fare, and were last seen running into the Pheasant Ridge Apartment complex.

Iowa City Police also received a report of a robbery involving a cab driver Saturday around 8 p.m., in which the driver was robbed at gunpoint.

Both incidents remain under investigation.
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