SURREY â€” A taxi driver was stabbed and robbed in Whalley early Sunday morning.
The driver told police he picked up a fare near 108th Avenue and 144th Street at about 5:30 a.m. and once they reached the 13300-block of 105A Avenue his male passenger stabbed him in the arm and hand and took his wallet, cash and cell phone.
â€œThe taxi driver got out of his cab, bleeding, and was assisted by pedestrians that just happened to be in the immediate area and came to his aid,â€ Surrey RCMP Sgt. Murray Hedderson said. Police tried to track the robber with service dogs but didnâ€™t find him. He was last seen running west on 105A Avenue, The robber is thin, has a dark complexion and wore black pants and a black hoodie, with the hood up. The cabbie, a Surrey resident in his 50s, was treated in hospital.
Police ask anyone with information to contact the Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502.