Man charged with robbing Elgin cabbie at knifepoint

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Nicholas Kaczmarski | Elgin police

A south suburban man is being held without bond after he wascharged with threatening a cab driver with a knife during a robbery in northwest suburban Elgin early Friday.

About 3:30 a.m., the driver picked up 29-year-old Nicholas Kaczmarski, who asked her to take him to the 100 block of Briarwood Drive, according to Elgin police.

When they got there, Kaczmarski couldn’t provide a specific address and didn’t pay the fare, police said. When the 23-year-old driver threatened to call police, he pulled out a knife and told her to get out of the car, police said.

She refused to get out, and Kaczmarski ran out with a bag of the driver’s receipts after failed “attempts to steal items of value inside the cab,” according to a police statement.

The driver then called police, who found Kaczmarski and the bag of receipts on the ground nearby, police said.

The Crete resident was arrested and charged with a felony count of armed robbery.

He was ordered held without bond at a hearing Saturday, according to the Cook County sheriff’s office.

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