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Two Ft. Bliss Soldiers, Woman Accused of Stabbing Cabbie

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Two soldiers and a civilian woman have been arrested in connection with a violent robbery earlier this month in which a taxi driver was robbed and stabbed several times at Fort Bliss, the El Paso Times reported.

The taxi driver was stabbed at least seven times and robbed when he went to pick up three customers outside a building on the post early in the morning of Aug. 10, the Times said.

Fort Bliss spokesman Maj. Myles B. Caggins said military investigators arrested the two soldiers, whose names won’t be released until they are formally charged in a military court, the paper reported.

Federal court documents show that FBI agents arrested a 19-year-old woman named Victoria Michelle Smith in connection with the incident, the Times said.

Smith is facing charges of conspiracy to commit robbery, robbery and assault on federal jurisdiction, and court documents show that she was released on a $20,000 bond on Aug. 19, according to the Times.

According to a criminal complaint against Smith, she and the two soldiers, identified only as “ML” and “BB” allegedly planned the robbery while hanging out late on the night of Aug. 9 in a common area next to Barracks Building 21210, and one of the men allegedly told the others they should call a cab and rob the driver, the Times said.

The driver’s name and his medical condition were not indicated in the criminal complaint.

The three suspects were arrested later in the day on Aug. 10, the paper reported.