Suspect in Robbery, Stabbing of Cabbie Balvinder Singh Apparently Left Phone in Cab
|Not the phone in question, incidentally|
Well, having excellent witnesses is ... excellent. But it turns out that having a man on parole for robbing a cabbie leave his cell phone in the cab of a cabbie he's just allegedly robbed is even better.
The police have also indicated that the image of the man who attacked Singh was caught in the taxi's on board camera. That's helpful too -- but not as helpful as the phone (UPDATE, Friday: SF Weekly has learned some interesting details regarding the blood-soaked cell phone Griffin allegedly left in the taxi; for one thing it rang and police answered it. The man on the other end asked for Bruce.).
Update: 8:08 a.m. -- Police spokeswoman Lieutenant Lyn Tomioka just confirmed on the record the scoop KTVU heard from a "source": the cell phone allegedly belonging to Bruce Griffin was left behind in Singh's cab. "It seems that when he was assaulting the driver he may have needed both hands and he dropped it," said Tomioka.