Surrey taxi driver stabbed by passenger

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Surrey RCMP are searching for a male suspect who allegedly stabbed and robbed a taxi driver early Sunday morning.

The incident occurred at approximately 5:30 a.m. near apartment buildings on the 13300 block of 105A Avenue. The passenger allegedly produced a knife, stabbed the driver in the arm and hand, and took off with his wallet, cash and cell phone.

There were witnesses in the area who immediately assisted the driver. He was later sent to hospital with non-life threatening injuries and has since been released.

Police responded to the incident but were unable to locate the suspect in the area. The suspect is described as a slender, dark-complexioned male who was wearing black pants and a black hoody at the time of the incident.

Anyone with information is asked to call Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502.

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