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Arrest in Armed Robbery of Cab Driver

Prince William County Police work quickly to identify the first suspect. Second suspect still unknown at at large.

Cory Alexander Patterson, 30.
Cory Alexander Patterson, 30.
A suspect is in custody in the armed robbery of a cab driver early Thursday, according to Prince William County Police. Investigators are still working to identify a second suspect in the case.

Cory Alexander Patterson, 30, of the 15300 block of Watermill Terrace, is charged with robbery, use of a firearm in commission of a felony, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and possession of a firearm with a removed or altered serial number. Patterson is being held without bond.

At 3:41 a.m. Thursday, officers responded to the 13700 block of Palm Road regarding a robbery.

The victim, a 54-year-old Woodbridge cab driver, told police he was responding to a call to pick up a customer in the area. 

When he arrived, an unknown man got into the backseat of the vehicle. The man reached over the seat, grabbed the victim and demanded money, according to police.

A second suspect approached the cab and reportedly pulled out a handgun. The two men fled on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash. 

Detectives were able to identify Patterson and apprehend him in a vehicle stop near his home, according to police. 

A handgun was located in Patterson's car and a search of his home also led to the recovery of additional evidence, according to police.

Rick Young May 17, 2014 at 11:34 AM
The liberal crowd will argue that these poor boys needed the money for food and shelter for their family and should be set free to harm more people after a brief slap on the tosh. Liberals always fighting for the scum balls of society. I hate to see it but the Tea Party is on the rise because the liberals refuse to crack down on the cancer in society.
Kathleen McLane May 18, 2014 at 03:20 PM
You might want to check your politics at the door sweetheart, bcs at least one liberal thinks he needs more than a slap on the wrist. Maybe not a life sentence, but certainly long enough to cool his heels and consider armed robbery is not a career choice.

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