Surrey man charged in attack and robbery of taxi driver in Whalley

Jessie Farrar, 22, was arrested outside of B.C. on a Canada-wide warrant in cabbie assault.

A Surrey man has been arrested and charged in an attack on a cab driver earlier this year.

WHALLEY – A 22-year-old Surrey man has been charged in the attack and robbery of a taxi cab driver last June.

Jessie Farrar faces one count each of robbery, assault and assault causing bodily harm. He was arrested outside of B.C. on a Canada-wide warrant.

On June 21, a taxi driver in the 13300-block of 105A Avenue called police and said he had just been assaulted by a man in his cab. The taxi driver alleged the man used a knife to stab him in the arm and the hand. Police say the robber then allegedly took the driver’s wallet, cash and cell phone and ran off.

Police were called to the scene but even with the help of a police dog were unable to track the man down.

“Our robbery investigators received a number of tips from the public which aided them in corroborating the identity and the accused in this investigation,” said Surrey RCMP Cpl. Scotty Schumann in a release.

“Thanks to the help from the public, further evidence was secured and charges approved by Crown Counsel, which will help ease the concern of other local cab companies.”

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