Police: Man steals money, assaults cab driver in early Friday attack

 A cab driver was the victim of a late-night theft and assault Friday morning, police say. Juneau Police Department said in a release that a cab driver picked up a man downtown and drove him to the valley. When the cab arrived at the Jordan Creek Shopping Center parking lot, the assailant stole an undisclosed amount of money from the cab driver, and hit him in the face, according to the release. The bandit then ran away. Police did not release the name of the cab driver or the company he worked for, only identifying him as a 46-year-old man. Police say they received the report of the attack at 1:45 a.m. Friday, and that medics responded to the call and took the victim to Bartlett Regional Hospital for minor injuries. An investigation is ongoing.

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