New Bedford Police charge man wearing court-ordered GPS with robbing Uber driver at knifepoint


“NEW BEDFORD – Police have placed a male who was already on court-ordered GPS under arrest after robbing an Uber driver at knifepoint directly outside of his own residence.

On Monday, February 19th, at around 5:30 PM, patrol units responded to the North St./Cedar St. intersection in response to the robbery. The driver stated he was waiting for his fare when he was approached by a male whose lower face was covered by a bandana. This male then produced a knife and demanded the driver’s belongings before fleeing the scene on foot.

Officers Tyler Viera and William Mouyos responded and were able to retrieve video footage that depicted the suspect’s face. With this video, they were able to identify the suspect as ISAIAH POINDEXTER, 22, of 117 Cedar St. The officers successfully located ISAIAH at this residence which is across the street from the scene of the crime.

POINDEXTER was wearing a court-ordered GPS anklet. This stems from his arrest last Summer after a vandalism spree during which he spray-painted “Dex” and other writings on numerous vehicles, including several BCSO cruisers parked near the Ash St. jail. As a result of those incidents, POINDEXTER has numerous open charges for vandalism out of New Bedford District Court.

Further investigation revealed that the GPS anklet POINDEXTER was wearing had tracked him to the intersection where the crime had taken place, at the same time it was reported to have occurred. At this time, he was placed under arrest and charged with committing an armed robbery while masked. The identity of the second suspect remains under investigation at this time.

If you have any information concerning this crime or any other, you can remain anonymous. Call 508-99-CRIME, or visit our website and leave tips at”-City of New Bedford Police Department.

About Michael Silvia

Served 20 years in the United States Air Force. Owner of New Bedford Guide.

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