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Davenport Police continue to look for two men they say stabbed and robbed a local cab driver late Friday night. The assistant chief says Lucky Cab picked up two fares at Locust and Bridge, and when they got to 17th and Division, they started stabbing the driver. They then reportedly took money and his cell phone, and fled the scene. Authorities say the driver's injuries are not life threatening, but local cab companies are taking the incident seriously. Drivers say they're taking precautions. Max Addai has been in the cab business for almost 30 years. He says working in the Quad Cities has been relatively safe.

"It is a dangerous job, but compared to bigger cities, around here is not that bad," he said.

However, a couple of years after he started Max's Cab Co., he got robbed.

"They told me they weren't going to pay me," he said. "The guy opened up his sleeve and showed me the butt of a gun."

The suspects took all of his money, and a sentimental leather jacket from his dad.

"I felt violated for a long time," he said.

One of his employees was also robbed at gunpoint about 10 years ago.

"I think he quit after that," Addai said.

Max tells his drivers to take precautions, especially at night. They typically avoid people who hail them on the streets.

"In this Quad Cities, it's not a cab-hailing area," he said.

They would rather pick up those who call because their information is on record.

"From time to time, the police department will call us if something happens," he said.

Sometimes, they also ask passengers for money in advance. It also goes both ways. Some passengers choose to use the same company every time to feel safe.

"Just because I've gotten to know them all, and they're all super nice people," said Britni Heavener, who uses Max's Cab Co. nearly daily.

Some drivers say they're considering adding cameras to their vehicles, which is a less expensive option from the bullet-proof barriers a lot of bigger cities have.

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