Surrey RCMP: Can you identify this taxi cab robber?

SURREY RCMP are asking the public to help identify a man who allegedly robbed a taxi driver earlier this month in south Surrey.

On February 1 at 11:30 p.m., a taxi cab picked up a fare in the 2200-block of 160th Street. The lone suspect sat in the front seat of the cab during the short trip and asked the driver to pull over near 160th Street and 20th Avenue. While parked on the side of the road, the suspect used a knife to threaten the driver and steal his money. The suspect then fled on foot and could not be located by police. The driver was not harmed during this incident.

Surrey RCMP’s Robbery Unit is leading this investigation. Officers have obtained surveillance pictures of the suspect and are sharing them to assist in identifying him. The suspect is described as a white male, 5’8″ tall, with a medium build, wearing a black jacket, black cap and black rimmed glasses.

“Investigators are confident someone will recognize the suspect from these high quality pictures,” said Cpl. Scotty Schumann. “If you know who this person is please contact police or Crime Stoppers to help forward this investigation.”

Anyone with more information is asked to contact the Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502.

If you wish to make an anonymous report, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or www.solvecrime.ca.

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