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Police: Man unable to pay cab fare robs driver

Recio Romandez’e Hayes (Photo source: Gulfport Police Department) Recio Romandez’e Hayes (Photo source: Gulfport Police Department)
GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) -

A taxi driver was robbed in Gulfport early Thursday morning after a passenger was unable to pay the cab fare, police said.

Sgt. Joshua Bromen, with the Gulfport Police Department, said the robbery happened around 2 a.m. in the area of 7th Ave. and 31st St.

The cab driver reported a passenger took cash from him after the passenger was unable to pay his cab fare. The suspect reportedly took off on foot after the robbery.

Bromen said officers later found a suspect matching the description given by the cab driver in the 3000 block of 6th Ave. Recio Romandez’e Hayes, 35, was identified as the robbery suspect and arrested without incident.

Bromen said Hayes is charged with robbery. His bond was set at $100,000.

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