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Police: Cab driver wrestles away pellet gun during attempted robbery

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WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - Officers with the Wilmington Police Department are investigating an attempted armed robbery of a cab driver early Sunday morning.

According to officials, a cab driver received a call around 4 a.m. to pick someone up on Crete Drive.

Officials said the driver told them that when they got to the location, someone with a gun approached the cab and tried to rob the driver. 

The cab driver was reportedly able to take the gun away from the suspect and then realized it was a pellet gun. The driver turned the gun over to authorities.

Police said it appeared the victim went to his cab and drove home before calling 9-1-1. Before deputies could get to his house, the victim drove to the hospital to be treated for unknown injuries.

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