The Surrey RCMP’s Robbery Unit has obtained surveillance video stills from a violent assault and robbery of a taxi cab driver last month Investigators are now appealing for the public’s assistance in identifying the male suspect.
On June 21st, 2015 at approximately 5:30 A.M, Surrey RCMP responded to a call in the 13300 Block of 105A Avenue. The victim, a taxi driver, advised that he had picked up a passenger in the area of 108th Avenue and 144th Street. They drove to the 13300 block of 105A Avenue where the driver was assaulted by the male. During the assault the male produced a knife and stabbed the driver in the arm and hand. The suspect took the taxi driver’s wallet, cash and cell phone before exiting the taxi. The taxi driver got out of his cab bleeding and was assisted by pedestrians who were passing by. The suspect was last seen running westbound on 105A Avenue. The area was searched by police, but the suspect was not located.
The male suspect is described as a slender, dark complexioned, wearing black pants and a black hoody, with the hood up.
The Surrey RCMP has worked closely with taxi companies and advised taxi drivers to be diligent regarding personal safety. Thankfully, in this instance the driver did not receive any life threatening injuries.
Anyone with information on the identity of the suspect is asked to contact the Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502 or Crime Stoppers, if they wish to remain anonymous, at 1-800-222-TIPS or www.solvecrime.ca.