Youth charged for stabbing and robbery of taxi driver
Investigators with the General Investigation Section of the Integrated Criminal Investigation Division have charged a youth in relation to the stabbing and robbery of a taxi driver that occurred last April in Dartmouth.
On April 8 at 5:04 a.m., Halifax Regional Police responded to the intersection of Primrose Street and Victoria Road in Dartmouth where it was reported that a taxi driver was being assaulted. The taxi driver, a 49-year-old Halifax man, had stopped in the area with four male passengers who he had picked up in Halifax. One of the males assaulted the taxi driver with a knife and then all of the suspects proceeded to physically assault him. The suspects rummaged through the vehicle and took some of the victim's personal effects and a sum of money, and then fled the area on foot. The victim was transported to the QEII Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
On August 2 at 9:51 p.m. patrol officers arrested a 16-year-old Halifax youth without incident at an apartment in the 2300 block of Brunswick Street in Halifax. He was held in custody overnight and is scheduled to appear in Halifax Provincial Youth Court today to face charges of robbery, assault with a weapon and possession of a dangerous weapon.