Taxi Driver Robbed at Knifepoint
Taxi's internal camera snaps photo of suspect described as a black male, 5 feet 7 inches (170 centimeters), slim, moustache, no accent, dark pants, jacket, light shirt and a smoker. (Ottawa Police Service)
Published Thursday, January 3, 2013 3:10PM EST
Ottawa Police have released three clear photos of suspects who robbed a taxi driver late last month.
The men were driven from a pub in the 3900 block of Riverside Drive on December 29th. The cabbie took them to a plaza at McCarthy and Downpatrick, where one of the men flashed a knife, grabbed the driver and demanded cash. The three men fled with the money.
The driver was not hurt.
The camera aboard the cab captured photos of the three men.
Ottawa Police issued this description of the suspects:
1- A male, darker complexion, 5 feet 7 inches (170 centimeters), medium build, chubby, beard, wearing baggy pants and dark jacket with no accent;
2- A black male, 5 feet 7 inches (170 centimeters), slim, moustache, no accent, dark pants, jacket, light shirt and a smoker;
3- A male, possibly Lebanese or Costa Rican, 5 feet 8 inches (173 centimeters), black glasses, no accent and possibly wearing a black jacket.
Anyone with information with respect to this robbery, is asked to contact the Ottawa Police Service Robbery Unit at 613-236-1222, ext. 5116 or Crime Stoppers at 613-233-8477 (TIPS) or toll free at 1-800-222-8477.