For Immediate Release: 11/6/2017 3:12 pm
Worcester, MA (November 6, 2017) - On November 6th, 2017 at about 1220 PM, Worcester police officers were dispatched to a hospital emergency room for a report of a Carjacking that had just occurred. Officers spoke with the victim, who was driving a taxi on Belmont St. Near the intersection of Belmont St and Everard St, a male opened up the rear door of the cab and brandished a firearm. The suspect demanded money, and struck the victim. The victim gave the male money and got out of the cab. The suspect drove away with the cab.
The stolen cab was found unoccupied nearby a short time after the incident. The suspect has not been located and arrested at this time. In the immediate aftermath of the incident, nearby schools were notified of the situation and kept their students inside as a precautionary measure.
This investigation is ongoing. If anyone has information about this incident they can send an anonymous text to 274637 TIPWPD + your message or send an anonymous web based message at worcesterma.gov/police. Calls can also be made to the Worcester Police Detective Bureau at (508) 799-8651.