Surrey cops hunting three suspects after five cabbies robbed

SURREY — Five Surrey cab drivers have been robbed over the past months and Surrey Mounties are asking for the public’s help to identify three suspects.

The robberies were in Guildford and the first happened on April 3rd. In each case, the driver was lured to a bogus address and robbed at knifepoint.

"Thankfully, only two minor injuries have been reported," said Cpl. Scotty Schumann. "Police are concerned that the perpetrators’ behavior will escalate. 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 Surrey RCMP has warned local taxi cab operators to be more diligent regarding personal safety and is now reaching out for public assistance in capturing the suspects."

Police have provided the description of three robbery suspects, as follows. The first is a black man, five feet nine inches to six feet tall, and muscular. The second is a white man, five feet 10 inches to six feet two inches tall, in his late 20s, slim, with short brown hair, a short brown beard, and he wore a black sweatshirt with brown elbow patches, and red pajama pants.

The third robber is a white woman, about five feet six inches tall, 30 years old, medium built with long brown hair, and wore black clothing.

"Investigators continue to follow up with potential witnesses and review video surveillance footage along with crime analyst reports to identify possible persons of interest," Schumann said.

Police ask anyone with information to contact the Surrey RCMP’s Robbery Unit at 604-599-0502.

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