Police seek two suspects after Lindsay taxi driver assaulted during robbery

Man took driver's money pouch, handed it to female accomplice who ran off, and then assaulted driver

The City of Kawartha Lakes Police Service in Lindsay. (Photo: City of Kawartha Lakes)

The City of Kawartha Lakes Police Service is seeking two suspects after a taxi driver in Lindsay was robbed and assaulted on Sunday (May 12).

On Sunday evening at around 9 p.m., a man and woman approached a taxi parked in a business parking lot on Lindsay Street South in Lindsay. While the taxi driver was briefly out of his vehicle, the man entered the taxi and stole the driver’s money pouch.

The driver immediately discovered the theft, confronted the man, and told him he was going to call the police, at which point the man gave the stolen money pouch to the woman who was with him. The woman ran from the area with the money pouch while the man assaulted the taxi driver.

The driver was taken to Ross Memorial Hospital in Lindsay after sustaining minor injuries from the assault.

The male suspect is described as being white, approximately 5’7″ to 5’8″, and between 21 and 24 years old. He is described as being skinny with dark hair above shoulder length, and with a longish face with sunken eyes. He was wearing dark-coloured jogging pants with white logo down the left shin, greyish low-cut shoes with three diagonal stripes on outside, a 3/4-length dark coat (possibly green) with different coloured band around waistline, and wearing a dark hood.

The female suspect is described as being approximately 5’4″, 18 to 20 years old, possibly blonde hair with dark roots pulled back, and possibly pregnant. She was wearing a grey hooded sweatshirt with a large light-coloured “DC” logo on chest and with a light blue hoodie underneath, and white high-top sneakers (possibly Under Armour brand) with dark laces.

Anyone who has information about this incident is asked to contact Detective Constable Deb Hagarty of the City of Kawartha Lakes Police Service at 705-324-5252 or dhagarty@klps.ca.