Surrey cops hunt would-be cabbie robber

WHALLEY — Surrey Mounties need help to put the bag on a suspect accused of trying to rob a cabbie in Whalley earlier this month.

Surrey RCMP Sgt. Dale Carr said a taxi driver reported being robbed at the intersection of 108th Avenue and City Parkway at about 12:30 a.m. Oct. 5 after picking up a man at the Surrey Central bus loop.

"Once there, the male produced a weapon and attempted to rob the driver and a struggle ensued," Carr said. "The suspect did not obtain anything from the driver and fled, on foot, northbound on City Parkway."

The driver’s forearm was cut during the struggle. Carr said challenging a robber isn’t a good idea. "In this instance the victim ended up with a very minor injury," he noted, "although the outcome could have been much worse."

Police are looking for a white man, about 20 years old, with short hair dyed blond. He was wearing a black hoodie with a checker design, blue jeans and had a backpack.

Police have released video stills of the suspect that were seized from the taxi. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502.


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