Alleged taxi driver robs passenger at gunpoint in Hackettstown

HACKETTSTOWN, NJ (Warren County) –   A man was robbed at gunpoint by a suspect driving an alleged taxi early Thanksgiving morning, according to police.

At 2:42 a.m., town police responded to Quick Chek, located at 146 Mountain Ave, in reference to a theft complaint, police said.

When officers arrived on scene, they met with the 33-year-old victim who advised the officers that he was robbed at gunpoint, police said.

Through a preliminary police investigation, it was revealed that the victim was at a restaurant in Dover and was looking for a ride to Hackettstown, police said.

The victim was then approached by a male, who portrayed himself as a taxi driver and offered the victim a ride, police said.

The male was described as possibly Hispanic, tall, thin, with wrinkled skin on his face and wearing a black coat. The suspect was driving a silver vehicle, possibly a Ford Crown Victoria or a Mercury Grand Marquis and had no company logo on the vehicle, police said.

Once in Hackettstown, the suspect pulled over near the Mountain Ave Quick Chek, brandished a silver handgun and demanded the victim’s money, police said.

The victim then gave the suspect an undetermined amount of money and got out of the vehicle, police said.

Anyone with any information or that might have seen something suspicious in the area of the Quick Chek during the time of the robbery please contact the Hackettstown Police Department at 908-852-3302 or text TIP HACKPD followed by your message to 888-777.

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By: Jay Edwards Follow on Twitter | Like on Facebook