The Grande Prairie RCMP are investigating two cases of armed robbery with local cabs.
On December 26, the RCMP responded to a robbery complaint of a local cab driver. The driver was threatened with a knife and demanded money. The suspect fled the area with the victims cell phone. Then only a few hours later, early on Sunday, the RCMP responded to a second report. The suspect pulled a knife and demanded money. The victim was able to stop and exit the cab. The suspect then fled the area.
The cab was later recovered in the area of 86 Avenue and 102 Street badly damaged by fire.
The first suspect is described as:
- Caucasian male
- Blue eyes
- Facial hair
- Wearing a mask that covered his face from the nose down
- No coat
The second suspect is described as:
- First Nations
- Approx 6’1 – 6’3
- Wearing dark scarf
- Grey trench coat style jacket
RCMP members are actively investigating both occurrences. If you have information about these or any other investigation(s), please call the Grande Prairie RCMP Detachment at (780) 830-5701. Should you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1.800.222.8477 (TIPS).