Halifax man arrested after cab drivers robbed at knifepoint
Gavin Sean Griffiths was taken to Police Headquarters following mischief and breach of probation.
Published Tuesday, February 5, 2013 11:52AM AST
A Halifax man is facing charges after two cab drivers were robbed in separate incidents yesterday.
Police first responded to 18 Evans Avenue before 2 a.m. Monday.
They say a cab driver picked up a customer at the Superstore on Joseph Howe Drive and that the man threatened the cab driver with a knife.
The passenger fled the vehicle with cash and the victim’s cellphone. No injuries were reported.
Last night, police received another robbery call just before midnight on Main Avenue in Fairview.
They say a cab driver picked up a customer on Dutch Village Road and when they turned onto Main Avenue, the suspect threatened the driver with a knife.
He fled the cab on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash.
Police contained the area and deployed a K9 unit, which tracked and eventually located the suspect about 30 minutes later.
The 37-year-old man is due in Halifax provincial court today to face robbery and weapons charges in connection with the incidents.