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South Brunswick Man Charged in Cab Robbery

Township man allegedly used a knife to rob a New Brunswick cab driver.

Police charged a South Brunswick resident on Tuesday with robbing a New Brunswick cab driver at knife point last month.

Tcho Savage, 28, of South Brunswick, was arrested without incident at 1 p.m. today following a five-week investigation into the alleged robbery of a taxi cab during the early morning hours in September.

Police said Savage was picked up by a cab on Sept. 13 at 3:30 a.m. near the Rutgers University dorms on George Street in New Brunswick. Savage then directed the driver to go to Gary Court in Dayton.

After the cab arrived at the destination, the driver told police he believed a knife was pushed against him. Savage then allegedly robbed the driver of an undisclosed amount of cash before fleeing the cab. The taxi driver was not hurt in the incident, according to police.

A subsequent investigation by Det. Ken Herman, who was assisted by tips from residents, led officers to focus on Savage as the suspect. 

Savage has been charged with unlawful possession of a weapon and robbery. He was lodged in the Middlesex County Correction Center in North Brunswick on $100,000 bail. 

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