Cabbie stabbed, robbed in Surrey

SURREY — 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.

“The 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,” Surrey RCMP Sgt. Murray Hedderson said. Police tried to track the robber with service dogs but didn’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.

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