Police seek trio who attack and steal from a cab driver

Seen in photo above: Side-by-side of two of the three suspects at large. Courtesy photo

OTTAWA — The Ottawa Police Service Robbery Unit is investigating the recent robbery of a taxi driver and is seeking the public’s assistance to identify the suspects responsible.

A taxi driver, picked up a fare on Aug. 27 along Russell Road around 6:30 p.m., the passenger asked to be taken to Station Boulevard. There, another male was picked up. The duo was then driven to the Heron Gate area, where the suspects purportedly attempted to obtain cash from a bank ATM. Unsuccessful, the two suspects were driven to the area of Ridgemont High School, where they met a third male who was supposed to pay the fare. Another card was unsuccessfully used in an attempt to pay the fare. At that point, the three suspects grabbed and held the driver, and had cash taken from his pocket. The suspects then fled with the cash. There were no injuries.

The suspects are described as being black males, approximately 18 years of age. An image is being released of one suspect, and a partial image of the second.

Anyone with information regarding this robbery, or any other robbery, is asked to call the Ottawa Police’s Robbery Unit at 613-236-1222, ext. 5116. Anonymous tips can be submitted by calling Crime Stoppers toll-free at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), or by downloading the Ottawa Police app.

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