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A man was robbed at gunpoint this Saturday after entering a cab on the 4000 block of Walnut Street, according to the Philadelphia Police Department and Division of Public Safety officials.

The victim, a 19-year-old male unaffiliated with the University, reported that he entered a cab at about 2:30 a.m. on Saturday.

In addition to the driver, there was an unidentified male in the passenger seat of the cab who showed a handgun to the victim.

The victim gave the suspect about $200 and his personal items.

He was then taken to three different ATM locations, where the suspect forced him to withdraw an unknown amount of cash from his account.

The incident is similar to a string of robberies in West Philadelphia in the spring of 2006, when 14 people, including five students from neighboring colleges, were also kidnapped, robbed and forced to withdraw money from various ATMs.

Public Safety Administration spokesman Jared Hupp said that he does not believe Saturday's robbery indicates a similar pattern, but he warned students to be careful when taking taxis, particularly late at night.

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