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
- Pointing a Firearm
- Use of Imitation Firearm During Commission of an Indictable Offence
He was detained in custody.