Carlsbad CA— On December 19th, at 10:29 p.m., the Carlsbad Police Department received a call from a cab driver who was robbed at knife point in the 800 block of Tamarack Avenue, by a suspect who pretended to be a customer. The cab driver reported the suspect held a knife to his throat and demanded cash. After the suspect exited the cab, the driver followed him and directed officers to his location. Before officers arrived the suspect returned the cab driver’s property and asked that he not call the police. The suspect, identified as 20 year old Carlsbad resident Sean McCreary, was taken into custody by responding officers.
Officers would later find property in Sean McCreary’s possession belonging to a second cab driver who was the victim of an armed robbery. The second cab driver said he was robbed at knife point by Sean McCreary while working in the same area.
Both cab drivers had their stolen property returned and did not suffer any injuries. Sean McCreary was booked into the Vista Detention Facility for two counts of armed robbery and two counts of assault with a deadly weapon. His bail is set at $100,000.