Two armed men robbed a taxi-dispatcher office in the Fenway today and pistol-whipped an employee, police said.
A police officer working a nearby detail arrested one suspect just after the robbery, and authorities are looking for a second suspect. Police closed off three blocks, from Peterborough to Queensberry streets, during the police search.
Officer Joe Zanoli said the two men walked into the Boston Cab dispatch center at 60 Kilmarnock St. shortly before 10 a.m. with loaded guns. During the robbery, one employee sustained a head injury, and an unspecified amount of money was taken, Zanoli said.
The two firearms were recovered at the taxi office.
Fekadu Reggasa, 29, a Boston Cab driver, pulled up to the scene looking to pay his day's fee for overnight use of the cab. He says he usually turns in around $100 in cash to the dispatch after each shift. Reggasa said about 200 other cab drivers do the same.
Jean, another cab driver who did not want to his last name used, said some cab drivers lease the vehicles weekly.
"Somebody must have known it was only cash there," Jean said.
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