Men Charged with Moon Taxi Holdup to Stand Trial

Moon Police say one of the men pointed a gun at the cab driver's head, demanding money.

Two Pittsburgh men accused of robbing a cab driver at gunpoint in Moon Township's Mooncrest neighborhood are heading to trial. 

Brandon Brown, 23, and Lyndard Grace, 23, each appeared Tuesday in Coraopolis District Court in connection to the incident. 

Moon Police said the men were riding in a Yellow Cab taxi early on Jan. 23, when Brown pulled a silver Raven Arms revolver and pointed it at the cab driver's head, demanding money. 

The cab driver unbuckled his seatbelt and ran toward Thorn Run Road, where he contacted police on his cell phone, according to a criminal complaint. 

Brown and Grace were held for court following a preliminary hearing Tuesday on charges including robbery, aggravated assault, reckless endangerment and receiving stolen property. 

A formal arraignment for each man is scheduled for April 15. 

Police took the pair into custody hours after the robbery, following footprints in the snow to a home on Cedar Drive where Brown and Grace were staying. 

Both Grace and Brown remain held in the Allegheny Couny Jail. 


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