November 25th, 2020

Man charged in robbery of taxi driver


By Jensen, Randy on October 22, 2020.

LETHBRIDGE

Lethbridge Police have charged a Lethbridge man after a taxi driver reported he was robbed at knifepoint on Tuesday.

The driver dropped off three passengers at a residence in the 3500 block of 20 Avenue South and the fare was paid with a bank card. Upon exiting the taxi, one of the passengers put a knife to the driver’s throat and demanded he hand over all his money. The driver replied he had none and the subject walked away without further incident.

Police were contacted and established a cordon around the address the passengers had been dropped off at. All three exited without incident. Joe Zwart, 35, has been charged with robbery and was released to appear in court Nov. 19.

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