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Two Buffalo cabbies robbed at gunpoint in separate weekend incidents

Two city cab drivers were robbed at gunpoint in separate incidents 12 hours apart over the weekend, they told Buffalo police.

In the first incident, a driver for Cold Spring Cab said he picked up a fare at Bailey and Navel avenues on the city's far East Side. When the driver arrived at 5:20 p.m. Saturday, the fare got in the back seat of the cab, pulled out a large, silver revolver and said, "Give me all your money," according to a report filed with Northeast District police.

The robber took an unreported amount of cash and ran east on Navel, stopping briefly around 49 Navel, before the driver lost sight of him. He's described as in his 20s, 6 feet 2 inches tall, 180 pounds, dark complexion, medium build, short hair, wearing a brown hoodie, dark pants and glasses with black frames.

In the second incident, at about 4:20 a.m. Sunday, a driver for Liberty Cab said he picked up two men at 891 Prospect Ave. at Hampshire Street, and took them across town to 14 Phyllis Ave., off Bailey Avenue, also on the city's East Side, according to a police report.

When the driver tried to collect the fare, he said one of the men pulled out a handgun and robbed him of $220 cash and his iPhone 6. The men fled west on Phyllis.

No arrests have been made in either incident.

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