RCMP looking for taxi bandits

Three people sought for a string of robberies in the Guildford area in the last month

Surrey Mounties are looking for help putting the brakes on a series of taxi cab robberies in the last month.

Since April 3, Surrey RCMP have responded to five separate robberies of taxi cab drivers in Guildford.

While the incidents haven’t been conclusively linked, the methods used by the perpetrators are similar. On all occasions, the drivers were lured by unknown persons to a non-existent addresses and then robbed at knife point.

Money and personal belongings were taken, but only two minor injuries were reported.

“Police are concerned that the perpetrators’ behaviour will escalate,” said RCMP Cpl. Scotty Schumann.  “Not only is the threat of violence worrisome, but these hard working drivers can lose a substantial amount of wages due to a robbery.”

The suspects have used disguises to conceal their identities, however, one suspect is described as a black man, approximately 5’9” to 6’0” tall and muscular. Another is a white man, 5’10” to 6’2″, about 28 to 30 years old, slim, possibly with short, brown beard, wearing black sweatshirt with brown elbow patches and red pyjama pants.

The third suspect is a Caucasian woman, 5’5” to 5’7” tall, about 30 years old, medium build, brown, mid back length hair, black clothing.

Anyone with more information 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.

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