Surveillance camera in taxi helps nab robber in SF

August 2, 2011 1:12:51 PM PDT
San Francisco police are presenting an award to a cab driver who helped catch a suspected robber caught on the cab's surveillance video.

Police say 20-year old Brandon West of San Francisco grabbed a woman's cell phone at Polk and Francisco Streets on July 22.

A new high-tech camera onboard a taxi at the intersection captured the robbery. The driver had the woman get into his cab and use his cell phone to call police. Police will honor the driver at the police commission meeting Wednesday.

A camera installed in a taxi in San Francisco helped nab a man who stole a cell phone.