St. Petersburg Police charged Drajan N. Polite, 22, with three separate violent robberies of cab drivers that occurred in September and October.

Florida Man Who Hit Taxi Driver In The Head With Hammer, Charged While In Jail

ST. PETERSBURG, FL. – St. Petersburg Police charged Drajan N. Polite, 22, with three separate violent robberies of cab drivers that occurred in September and October.

In two of the cases, Polite used a hammer to strike the cab drivers in the head in order to rob them. His most recent booking photo is attached.

  • September 6, at 1:15 a.m., at 1963 16th Avenue South, Polite robbed a cab driver and struck him in the head with a hammer, injuring him before robbing him.
  • September 19, at 2:50 a.m., at 2588 11th Avenue South, Polite robbed a cab driver (the driver didn’t suffer injuries).
  • October 3, at 3:12 a.m., at 3400 21st Avenue South, Polite robbed a cab driver and struck him in the face with the hammer causing injuries and knocking out teeth. (report 2021-036891)

Polite was already in jail on unrelated charges.

He now faces additional charges for aggravated battery, robbery with a weapon, strong-armed robbery, and numerous violations of probation and failure to appear charges.

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