Boy, 13, arrested in Surrey cabjacking

Cab driver was robbed at knifepoint, tied up and tossed in a ditch.

Surrey boy

Surrey boy

SURREY — Police have arrested a 13-year-old Surrey boy after a taxi cab driver was carjacked at knife point in Guildford early Wednesday morning, tied up and dumped in a ditch near secluded Tynehead Park.

A  passerby heard the cabbie’s cries and called 911.

Surrey RCMP Sgt. Paul Hayes said police received a call at about 2 a.m. and found the victim near 168th Street and 96th Avenue.

“He was removed from the car and found shortly after,” Hayes told the Now. “It appears he was tied up.”

“He was put through a very traumatic experience.”

Police located the cab, which had been carjacked near 152nd Street and 105th Avenue, and laid out a spike belt. The cab crashed into a fence near 95A Avenue and 132nd Street.

The suspect was the only one found in the car, Hayes said. His name cannot be published because his identity is shielded by the Youth Criminal Justice Act.

The boy is facing charges of possession of stolen property over $5,000, forcible confinement, robbery and dangerous driving.

“Unfortunately this young person is not off to a good start,” Hayes remarked.

The investigate continues.

tom.zytaruk@thenownewspaper.com