Taxi cab taken in Hammond in January

Cab driver picked up fare around midnight, thought he had a gun

  • Mar. 10, 2015 1:00 p.m.

Police are looking for the public’s help trying to solve an old case from January involving the highjacking of a taxi cab.

Just before 1 a.m., Tuesday, Jan. 27, a cab driver picked up a fare on Waresley Street in Hammond, near 116th Avenue.

Once in the back seat, the passenger stuck what the driver thought was a gun to his head and told him to get out of the cab.

The driver got out of the cab and the fare climbed into the driver’s seat and took off.

Police found the taxi a short distance away, but not the driver.

“Fortunately, the victim in this crime was not injured. This is due, in part, to the fact he co-operated with the suspect and kept himself out of harm’s way,” Insp. Dan Splinter said.