Man steals from cab driver

BY DI STAFF | APRIL 28, 2014 5:00 AM

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Authorities have accused a local man of robbery.

Darnell Young, 22, was charged on April 6 with second-degree theft.

According to a police complaint, Young placed a call to Yellow Cab of Iowa City to be picked up on Fifth Avenue earlier this month. Young then allegedly beat the cab driver on the head, resulting in injuries. Young reportedly then stole the driver’s personal belongings and fare money.

When officers executed a search warrant on Young’s residence, officers reportedly found the driver’s personal belongings.

Second-degree theft is a Class-C felony.

— by Stacey Murray

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