After a string of armed robberies, a Madison taxi company is suspending service indefinitely.
Green Cab spokesperson Jodie Schmidt confirmed late Saturday night the company is pulling its drivers from the road for safety precautions.
“We are concerned for the safety of our drivers and passengers,” Schmidt said.
Green Cab ended its service around 9:30 p.m. Saturday after a taxi driver was robbed at gunpoint when responding to a request for a ride near North Mills Street. It took about two hours for all of the drivers to be recalled.
On Friday, another cab driver was robbed at gunpoint near the 500 block of West Shore Drive. Another driver was also robbed Friday while responding to a request for a ride near the 5300 block of Raywood Road.
Schmidt said it’s unclear when drivers will be able to return to the roads.
“We do not know yet, we just don’t know. Many things to think about with the most important being safety,” Schmidt said.
The series of cab robberies comes within a week of a string of carjackings in Madison. On Saturday, a teenager was robbed at gunpoint and forced to drive to a Madison credit union. Also on Saturday night, two teenagers were allegedly getting into their car when two suspects approached them with guns. While the suspects did not get away with the car, they did get away with some property.