On March 19, 2016 at approximately 0545 am Police were dispatched to the 1000 block of Pasqua Street for a complaint of a robbery of a taxi driver. At the end of a fare a male suspect produced a machete and held it to the taxi driver. The taxi driver was able to get away from the male suspect in doing so the taxi driver sustained a small laceration to his hand. The male suspect fled the area on foot without the machete.
The suspect description was broadcast to other Police units and the male suspect was arrested by Police a distance away. A seventeen year-old male, who cannot be named in accordance with provisions of the Youth Criminal Justice Act, has been charged with:
- Armed Robbery [343(C) CC]
and will be held in custody to appear in Provincial Court on Monday March 21, 2016.
The investigation is ongoing at this time.