Stolen taxi suspect sought in Chilliwack

Officers discovered an image of the person suspected to have committed the taxi robbery and are circulating it to get an ID

Police are asking for the public’s assistance to identify the male seen in this security camera image recorded at a Chilliwack business on August 9

Police are asking for the public’s assistance to identify the male seen in this security camera image recorded at a Chilliwack business on August 9

Police are asking for help to identify a car jacking suspect who got away after a taxi robbery in Chilliwack last summer.

The cab driver called in the incident to RCMP after being robbed Aug. 9 by a fare.

The taxi driver said he picked up the suspect at Williams and Yale and drove him as requested to Shaw Avenue. The male pulled out a knife ordering the driver out of the vehicle before driving away.

The taxi company tracked the stolen taxi by GPS to Luckakuck Way.

General Duty officers supported by the police dog service raced to the scene where they found the stolen taxi abandoned under the railway overpass.

Police spread out to search the area, collecting evidence they believed was linked to the crime scene but did not find the suspect.

Officers also watched security surveillance video canvassed from local businesses.

“During the viewing of the surveillance systems we discovered an image of the person suspected to have committed the reported robbery,” said RCMP Const. Martin Godard (GIST) of Chilliwack RCMP.

The suspect is described as a Caucasian male, about 25, clean shaven, with short brown hair, wearing a grey Under Armour hoodie, jeans and white shoes.

“Police are asking for the public’s assistance to identify the male from an image recorded by a security camera on August 9 whom, we believe, is associated with the incident,” said Cpl. Mike Rail.

Anyone with information to this incident is urged to contact the Chilliwack RCMP at 604-792-4611 or, to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).