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Police charge 20-year-old Calgary man in stolen taxi case

Calgary Police Service file
Calgary Police Service file. File/Global News

CALGARY – Police have charged a 20-year-old Calgary man in relation to a taxi stolen early Friday morning, but are not releasing his identity due to an ongoing investigation.

Police said a cab driver picked up a man from a business near 50 St. and 17 Ave. S.E. at about 2:30 a.m. Police said the passenger asked to be taken to the intersection of 46 Street and 23 Avenue S.E., but took out a knife upon arrival and demanded money from the cab driver.

The cab driver got out of the car and the passenger drove off. No one was injured.

The cab was found abandoned at a gas station in the 2100 block of 52 St. S.E. The suspect was found nearby and taken into custody.

The man has since been charged with one count of robbery and three counts of breach of probation.

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Police said the man’s identity will be released “once investigators indicate the ongoing investigation won’t be hampered by doing so” which is anticipated to be sometime next week.

The CPS Centralized General Investigations Section continues to investigate.

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