Suspect sought in assault on a taxi driver

The Ottawa Police Service West Criminal Investigations Unit and Crime Stoppers are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a male suspect for assaulting a taxi driver and failing to pay the fare.

On the 12th of September 2018, at approximately 9:00pm, a taxi driver picked up the suspect at a restaurant on Clyde Rd and drove him to the Woodroffe Ave area. The suspect assaulted the taxi driver and fled without paying his fare. The victim had to be brought to the hospital and treated for injuries sustained in the assault. The suspect is described as a male approximately 6 feet tall wearing an orange construction vest.

Please see the photos below provided by investigators.

If you know the identity of the individual call the Ottawa Police Service West Criminal Investigations Unit (613) 236-1222 Ext 2666 or Crime Stoppers toll-free at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS). Remember Crime Stoppers does not subscribe to call display, we will not ask your name or record your call and you are not required to testify in court. If your information leads to their identity, you could qualify for a cash reward of up to $2000. You can follow us on Facebook, YouTube and Twitter.