News

Two men sought after cabbie held up at knifepoint near Clem Clem longhouse

A Duncan Taxi driver robbed at knifepoint has police searching for a potential witness.

“The cab was parked at the Duncan Mall near The Source retail store when two Native males, one in a black hoodie and the other in a grey hoodie, approached him and asked for a ride to Cowichan Bay,” an RCMP media release says of the incident that happened in the early morning hours of Wednesday.

“While headed to the Cowichan Bay the males directed the cab driver to turn onto Tzouhalem Road. The ride ended near the Clem Clem Longhouse where the male in the black hoodie produced a knife, telling the driver to give him money.”

The males then fled eastbound on Tzouhalem Road.

Police were called at about 3 a.m. and searched the area with the help of Police Dog Services, but where unable to locate the two men, who are suspected of fleeing in a vehicle.

“Police believe there is someone out there that was in the vicinity of Duncan Mall at the time the males got into the taxi cab,” the statement goes on to say.

“According to information gathered by investigators, prior to getting in to the taxi, the males walked to Duncan Mall from the area of the Trunk Road/Cowichan Way intersection.”

The cab driver, meanwhile, was shaken by the incident but not harmed.

Anyone with information about this robbery is asked to call North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP at 250-748-5522 or anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

Community Events, September 2014

Add an Event

Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Sep 12 edition online now. Browse the archives.