13-year-old nabbed in Surrey carjacking

Two other suspects still at-large after cabbie attacked at knifepoint.

A 13-year-old has been arrested, and two people are still at-large, after a Surrey cabbie had his taxi stolen at knifepoint last Wednesday. The cab driver was also tied up and left by a road in Guildford.

Michael Small, manager of Surdell Kennedy Taxi, said his driver told him that in the early morning hours of Oct. 28, three individuals coaxed him out of the car to put something in the trunk at 105 Avenue and 152 Street.

At that point, someone produced a knife, bound the driver’s hands with red packing tape, and put him in the back of the cab.

Small said the driver managed to work his hands free and the carjackers dumped him by the side of the street at 168 Street and 96 Avenue.

At about 2 a.m., a passerby heard the cries of the taxi driver and called police.

Small said the carjackers seemed to know what they were doing, as they knew about the vehicle’s GPS and turned on the meter to avoid detection.

“They asked the driver how to shut off the GPS; they turned the meter on when the got in the vehicle to make it look like he was driving around a fare,” he said.

The attackers then took off in the cab, which was disabled by a spike belt laid down by police at 95 Avenue and 132A Street, causing the vehicle to crash into a fence.

A 13-year-old Surrey boy, who is known to police, was taken into RCMP custody.

The other two escaped police capture.

“Unfortunately, this young person is definitely off to a wrong start,” said Surrey RCMP Sgt. Paul Hayes. “(He’s) definitely not going down a path we want to see him continue.”

Because of provisions under the Youth Criminal Justice Act, the youth cannot be publicly identified.

Police say the cabbie was not physically harmed, but is emotionally traumatized from the ordeal.

The teen could be facing charges of possession of stolen property over $5,000, forcible confinement, robbery and dangerous driving.

One thing the attackers were not aware of was a camera inside the vehicle – which may have recorded images of them.

Surrey RCMP anticipate releasing further information this week.

Check surreyleader.com for updates.

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