The man, who carried a handgun, robbed the driver at approximately 2:45 a.m. in the 6500 block of Georgia Avenue NW, police said. He then fled on foot. It was unclear whether the suspect had been the driver’s fare before the robbery.
Police released a surveillance image of the suspect, who they described as a male between 18 and 23 years old with a light complexion, standing perhaps 5 feet 9 inches or 5 feet 10 inches tall, with brown eyes and black hair.
He was wearing a cowboy-style hat and a green Mountain Dew shirt, police said.
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