Christopher Warren Nohr is taken into custody by police after a standoff in Langley in August 2011. Nohr pleaded guilty to one count of using an imitation firearm to commit a robbery on May 27 2013 in New Westminster Supreme Court.

Christopher Warren Nohr is taken into custody by police after a standoff in Langley in August 2011. Nohr pleaded guilty to one count of using an imitation firearm to commit a robbery on May 27 2013 in New Westminster Supreme Court.

Man pleads guilty in taxi robbery

Picked up in Langley, told cabbie to take him to Maple Ridge

A man who robbed a Maple Ridge cab driver with a fake gun pleaded guilty to the offence Monday in New Westminster Supreme Court.

Christopher Warren Nohr entered the plea, on the day a trial was set to begin, to one count of using an imitation firearm to commit a robbery.

Charges of robbery and unlawful confinement could be stayed.

Police allege Nohr was picked up by a cab driver in Langley around 5 a.m. on March 23, 2011.

After robbing the cabbie of his cash, Nohr made the driver take him to Maple Ridge, where he forced the driver to withdraw money from his own bank account and hand it over.

The taxi driver let Nohr out of the car just before 6 a.m. on Dewdney Trunk Road, near Fletcher Street.

Nohr was eventually identified and charged, then arrested again in Langley a few months after for breaching bail.

He spent between eight and a half to nine months in custody for the offence, but is currently out on bail.

Nohr, 35, returns to court in September for sentencing.