Chilliwack RCMP are looking for two suspects after a taxi cab driver was robbed at knifepoint Wednesday night.
The 29-year-old driver suffered minor injuries when a passenger grabbed him by the neck and held a knife to his throat.
The incident began shortly before midnight. According to police, a male and female were picked up from a residence in the area of Wellington Avenue and Ashwell Road shortly after 11 pm and asked to be taken to Rosedale. The couple told the driver that they would pay him when they got to their destination.
The taxi arrived in the area of Yale Road and Ford Road. The male suspect grabbed the taxi driver by the neck and placed a knife up against his throat. The driver grabbed the knife and fled the vehicle. The suspects also fled.
The driver suffered minor injuries as a result of the attack and was treated by BC Ambulance Service at Chilliwack Taxi on Hocking Avenue.
The male suspect is described as possibly First Nations, between 20 and 30 years old, very slender, approximately 5’5″ tall, with short dark hair and a slender face. He was described as wearing dark clothing. The female suspect is described as between 20 and 30 years old, fair skinned, possibly First Nations, with shoulder length dark hair, blue eyes, and a slender build. She was described as wearing a red dress and a hooded jacket.
“We believe somebody knows who these people might be and are asking for help to identify them,” said Cpl. Tammy Hollingsworth. “Crimes against taxi drivers happen too often, they are providing a service just let them do their jobs.”
The investigation has been turned over to the Chilliwack RCMP Serious Crime Section and is in its early stages. Police are asking anyone with information with regards to this robbery and assault to contact them at 604-792-4611 or leave an anonymous tip at Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).