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Iowa City cab driver robbed

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IOWA CITY (KWWL) -- Iowa City police say a female cab driver was robbed Wednesday evening on Highway 6.

The driver told police she was in her taxi when a man walked up carrying a black handgun. The man asked for her purse and the woman put her car into reverse and pulled away. As she did, the man hit her in the face with the gun causing a minor injury. The man then ran away.

The woman described the suspect as a black male in his twenties, 5'8"-5'10", 165-175 pounds, medium build wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, jeans, and athletic shoes.

A reward of up to $1000 is being offered for information leading to an arrest. Anyone with information is asked to call the Iowa City Area Crimestoppers at 358-TIPS (8477).

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