Toronto taxi driver allegedly choked by seatbelt and robbed by passenger

Sep 9 2019, 7:21 am

Toronto Police are looking to identify a man who allegedly choked and robbed a taxi driver downtown.

According to police, on Sunday, April 21, at approximately 1:30 am, officers responded to a call for a robbery in the Yonge Street and Wellesley Street area.

They reported that a taxi driver picked up a fare in the area, when the passenger sat behind the driver.

The male passenger then allegedly wrapped the seat belt around the driver’s throat and choked him.

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The man then stole the driver’s wallet, and jumped out of the moving taxi and fled on foot.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-5200, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online, or text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637).

Toronto Police Service