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Cedar Rapids man charged in Coralville cab robbery

He faces up to 30 years in prison if convicted

CORALVILLE — A Cedar Rapids man is accused of robbing a cabdriver in Coralville last month.

According to Coralville police, around 12:30 a.m. Oct. 12, Michael A. Hobbs Jr., 26, was a passenger in a taxi. Police said when the destination was reached, Hobbs put a handgun to the cabdriver’s head and demanded cash.

Authorities said Hobbs has previous felony convictions out of Illinois and is barred from possessing a firearm.

Hobbs was arrested on Nov. 17 and faces charges of first-degree robbery and possession of a firearm by a felon, both felonies. If convicted, he faces up to 30 years in prison.

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