Crime

Cab driver allegedly attacked by knife- and hammer-wielding woman in Brighton

"She said, ‘I’m going to stab you. I’m going to stab you. Give me the money.'"

A cab driver was allegedly struck on the forehead by a knife- and hammer-wielding woman during an attempted armed robbery in Brighton early Tuesday.

The cab driver immediately headed to a Boston police station on Washington Street in Brighton even though she was bleeding profusely from the head.

The victim arrived at the station around 4:55 a.m. and told officers that she drives an independent cab service and went to Jette Court about 10 minutes prior to pick someone up and take them to Roxbury, according to the police report.

“The suspect entered the backseat of the cab and stated ‘give me your money’ holding a knife and hammer,” the report said. “The victim stated she told the suspect she did not have any money and that is when the suspect struck [her] in the forehead with the knife.”

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The victim, Lilt Molla, described to Boston 25 what happened.

“She said, ‘I’m going to stab you. I’m going to stab you. Give me the money,’” Molla told the news station. “And I turned around [and said], ‘I just started. I don’t have any money.’”

The victim and the suspect struggled and then the suspect got out of the cab and went back to Jette Court, the report said.

An ambulance took the victim from the police station to St. Elizabeth’s Hospital for treatment, according to the report.

Police went to Jette Court and couldn’t find the suspect. In the cab, police found a “large silver kitchen knife” on the floor in the back. The case remains under investigation.

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