WBEZ | chicago cabs http://www.wbez.org/tags/chicago-cabs Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Police investigating robberies of cabbies http://www.wbez.org/news/police-investigating-robberies-cabbies-104820 <p><p>Chicago police are investigating a string of robberies of cab drivers by young women.</p><p>In an alert, the department says about six or seven women between the ages of 16 and 20 have been robbing the cab drivers at knifepoint this month.</p><p>According to the alert, the women get into a cab in Chicago&#39;s downtown area and ask to be taken to the city&#39;s South Side. Police say when they arrive at their destination, they pull out a knife, put a cord around the driver&#39;s neck and demand money before they flee.</p><p>Anyone with information about the robberies is asked to call the Area Central Bureau of Detectives at 312-747-8380.</p></p> Thu, 10 Jan 2013 08:18:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/news/police-investigating-robberies-cabbies-104820