Man Carjacked Cabbie: Cops

Monday, Dec 16, 2013  |  Updated 12:05 PM EDT
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Man Carjacked Cabbie: Cops

New Britain Police

Josue Diaz is accused of holding a gun to the neck of a cab driver and forced the person to drive him around.

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A New Britain man is in police custody after police said he carjacked a cab driver and tried to carjack another vehicle, police said. 

Josue Diaz, 21, of Blackrock Avenue in New Britain, was arrested on Friday morning.

Police said he held a gun to the neck of a cabdriver and forced the person to drive him around town.

Diaz eventually got out of the cab and tried to carjack another vehicle, police said.

He was soon apprehended and charged with attempted carjacking, first-degree threatening, second-degree robbery and carrying a dangerous weapon.

Diaz is being held on $75,000 bail and is due in court on Jan. 22.

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