Juneau man arrested for allegedly robbing cab driver

A 19-year-old Juneau man has been arrested and charged with robbery and assault, after allegedly hitting a cab driver and stealing some of his fares.

Juneau Police say Joshua Raymond Jones caught a cab downtown at 1:45 a.m. Friday and asked for a ride to the valley. When the driver dropped him off at the Jordan Creek Shopping Center, Jones allegedly hit the man in the face and stole an undisclosed amount of cash before running off.

The driver of the cab was treated for minor injuries at Bartlett Regional Hospital.

Jones was arrested around noon on Friday and lodged at Lemon Creek Correctional Center on no bail. He’s charged with 2nd degree robbery, a class B felony, and 4th degree assault, a class A misdemeanor.