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December 13, 2013 at 11:15 AM

Suspect arrested in beating, robbery of cabbie in Lynnwood

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Eric T. Johnson was arrested yesterday in connection with the assault and robbery of a cabbie earlier this month. (Snohomish County sheriff’s photos)

The Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a 27-year-old man suspected of robbing and assaulting a cab driver near Lynnwood earlier this month.

Eric Johnson was arrested yesterday for investigation of first-degree robbery, first-degree kidnapping and second-degree assault. A second, unidentified suspect (below) is still being sought.

The incident happened around midnight Dec. 3, when the taxi driver was beaten by the two men and robbed of cash and credit cards near the 16600 block of Sixth Avenue West near Lynnwood, the Sheriff’s Office said. The two men then forced the cab driver, a 51-year-old man, to walk with them to a convenience store in the 200 block of 164th Street Southwest.

After unsuccessfully trying to force the cabbie to withdraw cash from an ATM, the two men fled.

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Detectives say the assailant still being sought is white, approximately 6 feet tall and about 200 pounds. He wore glasses when the attack occurred.

Anyone with information about the suspect is asked to call the Sheriff’s Office’s Anonymous Tip Line at 425-388-3845.

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