MINNEAPOLIS - The suspect linked to a rash of violent Minneapolis cab robberies is in custody after being arrested during a raid at a northside home Wednesday.
Minneapolis Police captured 22-year-old Tonio James Weaver at a residence on the 5100 block of Knox Avenue North.
Weaver has already been charged for one of the alleged robberies, a Red and White Cabbie who was held up at knifepoint on the 1800 block of 26th Street East June 18.
Witnesses say Weaver entered the cab in a Cub Foods Parking lot and asked the driver to take him to 26th Street, where the alleged robbery occurred. The driver watched Weaver handle a Gatorade bottle that he left in the back seat of the car. Police say the prints found on the bottle match Weaver's.
The suspect has also been linked to at least four other cab robberies.
- June 19th at 3:15 p.m. in the 2600 block of Cedar Avenue South. Driver was a Blue and White cab driver.
- June 19th at 4:30 p.m. at 52nd Avenue North and Knox Avenue North. Victim was a New Star Taxi driver.
- June 20th at 4:30 a.m. in the 2400 block of 18th Avenue South. Victim was a driver for Yellow Taxi.
- June 20th at 7:15 a.m. in the 2000 block of East 28th Street. Victim was a Red and White cab driver.
Tonio Weaver was captured by the Minneapolis Police Department's Violent Criminal Apprehension Team. He is currently being held in the Hennepin County Jail.
(Copyright 2013 by KARE. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. )