Suspect of Armed Taxicab Robbery Arrested

Suspect of Armed Taxicab Robbery Arrested

WINNIPEG - Police arrested and charged a man who robbed a taxicab driver at gunpoint on December 23, 2018.

The driver was flagged down by the suspect on Pritchard Avenue and when he got in he pointed a firearm at the driver and forced him to drive to a location where he robbed him of money, a mobile phone, and various devices from within the cab including the taxicab computer.

Police identified a suspect after investigating, and learned that he had been arrested during a commercial robbery the same day and was at Headingly Correctional Centre.

33 year-old Joseph Isiah Boulanger has been charged with:

- Possession of a Weapon

- Robbery

- Pointing a Firearm

- Use of Imitation Firearm During Commission of an Indictable Offence

He was detained in custody.

TOPICS:   Winnipeg Crime

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