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Police seek suspect in robbery of cab driver

surveillance images of suspect in December 3, 2017 robbery of Ottawa taxi driver. supplied/Ottawa Police

OTTAWA–Robbery Unit investigators are looking for a suspect in an early December robbery of a cab driver.

Around 3 o’clock on the morning of December 3, 2017, Ottawa Police say three people got into a taxi at a pub on Meadowlands Drive.

As they approached their destination, the passengers were changing their minds about where they wanted to go.

The cab driver became suspicious, and pulled over to collect the fare owed.

Two passengers in the rear of the taxi got out, but the front seat passenger threatened the to shoot cabbie, ripped the debit machine from the dash, and took some cash from the driver.

The thief was seen going into a gas station near Baseline Road and Clyde Avenue.

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)

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