RCMP turn to the public to identify robbery suspect


2017-04-03 16:19 PDT

File # 2017-15007

Image obtained from surveillance footage which shows the alleged robbery suspect entering a business in the 700 block of Harvey Avenue;

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RCMP release images of a robbery suspect in hopes the public can aid investigators with the identity of the man they say robbed a local cab driver last Monday evening.

On March 27, 2017 at 8:33 pm, the Kelowna RCMP received a report of a robbery that just occurred near the intersection of Lawrence Avenue and Richter Street in downtown Kelowna. Police have determined that the suspect had been picked up by a Kelowna taxi company at a business in the 700 block of Harvey Avenue, transported to a location in Rutland before being delivered back to the downtown core.

It is alleged that the suspect physically attacked and threatened the cab driver when asked to pay his cab fare of over $45, states Cpl. Jesse O’Donaghey. According to the victim, the suspect allegedly choked, punched and threatened the cab driver with what appeared to be used needles.

The victim sustained what police describe as non-life threatening injuries during the attack.

The suspect who fled from the taxi cab on foot with the cab drivers cellular device, is described as a Native male, of slim build, approx. 5’ 7 tall, wearing a hooded beige jacket, jeans and a blue baseball cap.

Anyone able to identify the robbery suspect or anyone with any information is asked to contact the Kelowna RCMP at 250-762-3300. Or remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, leaving a tip online at www.crimestoppers.net or by texting your tip to CRIMES (274637) ktown.

Released by

Cpl. Jesse O'Donaghey

Media Relations Officer
Kelowna RCMP
1190 Richter Street, Kelowna, B.C. V1Y 2K7
Office: (250) 762-3300
Fax: (250) 470-6348

Email: jesse.odonaghey@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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