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Police search for hack taxi driver

March 5, 2009 2:42:53 PM PST
Suspect sexually assaults woman at knifepoint. On Thursday, February 12, 2009, at 7:20 a.m., a man acting as a hack taxi driver picked up a 22-year-old female at 56th & Market and drove to the rear of the 800 block of Belmont Ave. where he sexually assaulted her at knifepoint.

The offender fled in his vehicle in an unknown direction after this assault.

The suspect is described as a an African American male with a Jamaican accent in his 30's, with black hair, a mustache, and a goatee. He weighs approximately 220 lbs., and is 6'0" to 6'3" tall. He has a horseshoe shaped scar under his right eye. The suspect was wearing a dark blue shirt, light blue jeans and tan Timberland boots.

The vehicle he fled in is described as a green older model Cherokee Jeep with a tan interior.

Anyone with information should contact Special Victims Unit at 215-685-3251 or 3252.

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