INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Jan. 26, 2016) -- A cab driver says he was was robbed at gunpoint while on the job. The gunman stole the driver’s keys, cell phone and all the money in his pockets, but he left behind a valuable clue: the camera footage from inside the cab captured the entire crime and is now evidence.
“For someone to just come and snatch it out of your hand and risk your life, it makes me sick. It’s sad,” said Jeff, a Yellow Cab driver.
Just after midnight Saturday, the 57-year-old driver went out to what he thought was a call to pick up a mom and her two kids.
“I called before I arrived and said I would be there in five minutes and she said she would get her kids ready,” said Jeff.
Within seconds of Jeff arriving on North Centennial Street, camera footage shows him opening the sliding side door for a woman. The woman tosses a bag in the front seat and then leaves. Jeff said he assumed she was going to get her kids or more bags. Not even 30 seconds after the woman leaves, a masked man armed with a gun jumps in the back seat. You can hear the man ordering the driver to turn off the car. The driver follows the armed robber’s request.
“His hands were shaking so I think if I would’ve made one false move then I wouldn’t be standing here,” said Jeff.
Detectives aren’t yet connecting the woman and the armed robber. Jeff feels like without a doubt the two were working together.
“I believe she set me up for him. She made it look legitimate so I would show up."
Jeff said if the robber or the woman needed cash or a ride, all they had to do was ask.
“Whatever their problem is, why they did what they did, get some help. There are a lot of people that would help you. I would’ve helped you if you needed help,” said Jeff.
Yellow Cab is offering a $2,500 reward for any information that leads to an arrest.
Jeff said he will be back to work soon because he loves his job.