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Stolen Grand Rapids Taxi Found, Suspect Still Sought

Posted at 4:49 PM, Aug 01, 2013
and last updated 2013-08-01 16:49:05-04

11-23-12 Hostage scene grpdGRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — A taxi that was stolen Thursday morning at gunpoint has been recovered, according to police.

The cab, a white and blue Pontiac van, was found on the 1700 block of Horton Avenue SE near Francis Avenue.

According to police, a man robbed the driver of $300 and took the vehicle at gunpoint at around 2:15 a.m. on Jefferson Avenue SE.  That suspect is still being sought by police.  He is described as a black male, 5 feet 6 inches tall, in his earl 20s with braids, wearing a blue hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Grand Rapids Police Department at 616-456-3604.