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.