|Police images of a man wanted in connection with the violent robbery of a cab driver in Lincoln Park.|
Chicago police this morning issued an alert seeking the public’s help in identifying a man who allegedly robbed a cab driver in Lincoln Park last month.
And CWB Chicago has learned through a source that the wanted man’s accomplice has been in custody for a week.
According to statements and surveillance video, the 30-year-old cabbie was beaten in the head with a bike lock by one offender while another passenger held a gun to his head in the 2100 block of North Lincoln around 1 AM on August 21.
The cabbie surrendered $200 cash, three credit cards, and then bailed out of the car, locking the doors behind him.
Police say the man who is still at-large dropped his handgun into the cab’s front seat and was then unable to retrieve it because the doors were locked.
|Meadows (Chicago Police Dept)|
Detectives today issued surveillance images—seen above—of the man who is still at large. He was last seen riding a bike northbound on Lincoln Avenue near Fullerton, according to the police alert.
Anyone with information on the wanted man’s identity is asked to call Area North detectives at 312-744-8263. Refer to case HZ400801.
Meanwhile, a source told us this morning that the second offender in the taxi hold-up was taken into custody last Tuesday at a Near North Side YMCA.
Steven Meadows, 29, is charged with armed robbery, aggravated battery of a taxi driver, and aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, according to court records.
Detectives used surveillance video to identify Meadows as the man who struck the driver repeatedly in the head with a bike lock, according to court documents.
He is being held in lieu of $250,000 bail.