Cab driver robbed in Whitby PDF Print E-mail

Durham Regional Police investigators are appealing for new information leading to the identities of two suspects wanted in connection to the robbery of a cab driver in Whitby last week.

On Friday February 18, 2011 at approximately 1:45 a.m. a Blue Line Taxi driver was parked outside of a bar located in the vicinity of Simcoe Street and Conlin Road in Oshawa when he was approached by two males requesting a cab fare. The suspects entered the cab and requested to be driven to the Fallingbrook neighborhood in Whitby. The driver arrived to the intersection of Anderson Street and Dryden Boulevard where he stopped at the suspect’s request.

One of the suspects grabbed the driver by the collar of his shirt and demanded money. The driver handed-over a quantity of cash but was punched several times in the back of the head by both suspects before they fled the cab and ran southbound on foot on Ennisclaire Place from Dryden Boulevard. The victim was treated by responding EMS at scene and released following medical treatment for minor injuries and trauma.

Officers from Central West Division arrived to scene and established a perimeter for Air1 and K-9. Both units conducted an air and ground search with negative results.

Suspects are described as: male, white, wearing winter coats. No further descriptors available.