Police investigate assault of taxi driver and theft of taxi

Police are investigating an incident where a taxi driver was assaulted and his vehicle was stolen earlier this month in Halifax.

On March 6 at approximately 7:10 p.m., police responded to a report that a taxi driver had been assaulted and his vehicle had been stolen from the parking lot of the Atlantic Superstore on Joseph Howe Drive. Two women took a taxi from the 2500 block of Creighton Street in Halifax to the Superstore. The taxi driver waited in the parking lot with one woman while the other woman went into the store. When she returned to the taxi, both women placed the groceries in the vehicle and then assaulted the taxi driver and stole his vehicle. The taxi driver was not physically injured.

The taxi’s GPS was located in the area of London and Connolly streets shortly after the incident. The taxi was located the next day on West Street in Halifax. It is described as a golden brown four-door Toyota Camry with a taxi roof light.

The first suspect is described as being in her late teens or early twenties with blonde hair and wearing a light grey coat and dark pants.

The second suspect is described as a woman in her fifties with a medium build and her hair in ponytail.

Investigators are asking anyone with information in relation to the incident or video of the area to call 902-490-5016. Anonymous tips can be sent to Crime Stoppers by calling toll-free 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), submitting a secure web tip at www.crimestoppers.ns.ca or by using the P3 Tips app.