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Troopers: Johnstown man took taxi to robbery

Troopers: Johnstown man took taxi to robbery

Troopers: Johnstown man took taxi to robbery
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TOWN OF MOHAWK - A Johnstown man took a taxi to rob someone in the Town of Mohawk Sunday afternoon, state police said Wednesday.

James F. Anderson, 43, was arrested Sunday after fleeing the robbery scene on foot - after the cab driver fled out of fear, troopers said.

The incident happened Sunday afternoon, troopers said. Anderson took the cab from Johnstown into Montgomery County, where state police say he intended to sell narcotic pills to the resident.

When Anderson arrived, he then forcibly took money from the resident and struggled to get out of the home, state police said. 

"He got back in the taxi but the taxi operator had exited out of fear," state police wrote in a release. "Anderson then exited the taxi and fled on foot with the money in a northerly direction."

The resident called 911. Responding troopers found Anderson about a mile from the home and took him into custody.

Anderson was charged with one count of third-degree robbery, a felony, and one count of possession of an imitation controlled substance with intent to sell.

Anderson was arraigned and ordered held without bail. He is to return to court later.



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