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Police hunting for armed robber in Benton Harbor

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Benton Harbor police are hunting for an armed robbery suspect after he fled from a cab Tuesday morning.

The cab driver told authorities he had been called out to pick up a fare, but when the man got into the cab he pulled a gun and demanded money.  A struggle broke out, and a shot was fired.  The robber fled with an undisclosed amount of money.  The driver also ran on foot.  No injuries were reported.

The driver described the robber as a black man, about 5'10" tall and between 180-190lbs.  He was last seen wearing all black clothing and armed with a handgun.

A K-9 unit tried to track the suspect, but lost the scent a few blocks from the robbery.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Benton Harbor Department of Public Safety "tip-line" at 269-927-0293 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-342-STOP (7867).

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