Two indigenous men alleged to have stolen Leduc taxi Apr. 6

Two indigenous men alleged to have stolen Leduc taxi Apr. 6

Leduc RCMP asking for public assistance after armed robbery

Police are looking for two suspects who are accused of stealing a taxi cab Apr. 6 outside Leduc.

According to a press release from Leduc RCMP spokesperson Cst. Cheri-lee Smith, “On April 6, 2019 at approximately 10:30 pm, Leduc RCMP with the assistance of RCMP Police Dog Services and Edmonton Police Air 1 responded to an armed robbery of a taxi in Leduc County, Alberta.

“The taxi driver picked up two males in the area of Walmart South Common in Edmonton and began to drive them to their destination. The taxi driver stopped his vehicle by the weigh scales in Leduc County and one of the males brandished a knife demanding that the taxi driver take them to their destination.

“The taxi driver was able to exit the vehicle without injury and called 911.

“Suspect number one is described as:

· Indigenous male

· approximately 5’10

· heavy build

· clean shaven

· neck and hand tattoos

· wearing a ball cap

· carrying a backpack

Suspect number two is described as:

· Indigenous male

· approximately 5’10

· heavy build

· clean shaven

· wearing a ball cap, black hoody and jeans

“The two suspects fled in the taxi south on Hwy. #2. The vehicle was found abandoned the following day.

“Police are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying possible suspects in this case.

“If you have information about this investigation, please call the Leduc RCMP at 780-980-7267, or your local police detachment. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), online at www.P3Tips.com or by using the “P3 Tips” app available through the Apple App or Google Play Store.”

Stu.salkeld@pipestoneflyer.ca