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Chief of Police
1301 First Avenue North
St. Petersburg, FL 33705

(727) 893-7550


For Immediate Release
Report number: 2021-036891
Date of original release: 01-12-22

Arrest in String of Violent Taxi Cab Robberies

Release posted on 1-12-22 at 2:44 p.m.

St. Petersburg Police charged Drajan N. Polite (DOB 3-11-2000) 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 below.

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 violation of probation and failure to appear charges.

Drajan N. Polite

Drajan N. Polite

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