Red Deer RCMP investigate armed robbery of taxi driver

Driver robbed at knife point by unknown suspect

  • Feb. 7, 2017 9:04 p.m.

SUSPECT - RCMP are asking the public's assistance in identifying this man who allegedly robbed a taxi driver at knife point.

Red Deer RCMP are looking for public assistance to identify a suspect who robbed a taxi driver at knifepoint the evening of Feb. 2nd, and are looking to speak to anyone who might have witnessed the incident or seen the suspect as he fled.

An RCMP officer was patrolling in the area of 50th St. and 50th Ave. shortly before 8 p.m. on Feb. 2nd when he was flagged down by a taxi driver who reported he had just been robbed at knifepoint by a customer.

The taxi picked up two men at a gas station in Riverside Meadows at 7:45 p.m. and drove them to several destinations before one man departed the taxi; as the taxi drove southbound on Gaetz Avenue between 52nd St. and 53rd St., the remaining suspect displayed a knife, demanded cash from the driver and exited the taxi, fleeing on foot.

RCMP have obtained surveillance images of the suspect who robbed the taxi driver, and are looking for public assistance to identify him.

The suspect is described as Caucasian, 25- 30-years-old, and had scars on his cheeks and under his eyes. He was wearing a ball cap, a dirty black jacket over a hoodie, and blue jeans.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Red Deer RCMP at 403-343-5575. Those wishing to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or report it online at www.tipsubmit.com.

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