The best and worst of Triad police blotters, as compiled by Eric Ginsburg
WOULD-BE ROBBER TRICKED BY TAXI DRIVER
A passenger in a United Yellow Taxi tried to rob the driver at knifepoint after being picked up on West Vandalia Road around 12:30 a.m. on Monday. The driver stopped the taxi and got out, and when the would-be robber exited too, the driver quickly got back in the taxi and drove away without surrendering any property. No arrest has been made. The suspect was described as wearing a yellow jacket.
WAITRESS ROBBED AT MANGOS BAR & BILLIARDS
A waitress at Mangos Bar & Billiards on Rocky Knoll Road told police someone entered the business pretending to be a customer before approaching her, pulling out a knife and demanding money on Monday at about 1 a.m. The suspect escaped with an undisclosed amount of money. He wore a blue toboggan and a green and yellow hooded sweatshirt. There were no injuries.
TWO ARRESTED IN ROBBERY AT PLATINUM CABARET
Police said two men approached Devon Feimster in the parking lot outside of Platinum Cabaret on Mary Street and demanded money at gunpoint on Jan. 20 shortly after midnight. After canvassing the area, police arrested two suspects in the described blue SUV and charged them with armed robbery, conspiracy to commit robbery, and possession of a firearm by a felon.
MAN ROBBED AT FOUR SEASONS TOWN CENTER
A victim said he was sitting in his vehicle at the Four Seasons Town Center on Jan. 21 around 3:30 a.m. when two suspects with a firearm approached him and demanded property. According to the police report, the suspects fled in a gray SUV, and no description of their clothing was included except that one was wearing a hat. The investigation is ongoing.