Bakersfield police: Cab driver shot during robbery

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) – Police said a cab driver was shot early Sunday morning during a robbery.

The cab driver, a 60-year-old man, was in a parking lot near the Denny’s on the 2600 block of Mt. Vernon Avenue when two men approached him and robbed him, police Sgt. Brian Holcombe said.

The cab driver was shot and suffered other trauma during a struggle with his assailants.

The man was taken to a hospital in serious condition, according to police.

The robbers, described as white or Hispanic men in their 20s, took off in an older, white minivan, police said.

Anyone with information helpful to the investigation is asked to call police at (661) 327-7111.

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