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Police: taxi driver assaulted by couple refusing to pay

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SAN DIEGO (CNS) - A taxi driver was assaulted Friday by a man and woman who refused to pay for their ride then stole the man's phone, San Diego police said.

The cabbie picked up the couple at the corner of Winona Avenue and El Cajon Boulevard at 9:55 a.m., according to Officer Frank Cali of the San Diego Police Department. The driver took them to the 5700 block of Adelaide Avenue.

When he asked for payment, the male passenger punched him in the face, Cali said. The victim got out of the cab and started to run away, police said.

The couple pursued the driver and punched him, according to police. The male suspect hit the man on the head with a rock, causing minor injuries, Cali said. The driver's phone fell from his pocket and picked up by the suspects, who fled south on 58th Street.

The male suspect was described as black, 6 feet tall, about 30 years old, wearing a purple and gray shirt with jeans. The female suspect is black and in her 20s, and wore a black SDSU sweatshirt with jeans.

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