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Cab driver robbed at gunpoint in Marysville

A Kimberley taxi driver was robbed at gun point just before midnight Saturday, RCMP report.

Cpl. Chris Newel says that the driver got a call asking to be picked up near the Marysville Park swings.

"The driver attended; a lone male produced a handgun and demanded money," Newel said. "Once the subject obtained the money he fled on foot."

Members from both Kimberley and Cranbrook quickly converged on the area, Newel said, and conducted extensive patrols.

"A Police Dog also attended and obtained a track but was but was unable to locate the suspect," Newel said.

The suspect is described as a Caucasian male in his 30s, with blue eyes, wearing blue jeans, a black hoodie and a white ski mask. He made the call to the taxi from the payphone at the Marysville PetroCan around 11:30 pm.

Police are asking anyone with information to contact the Kimberley RCMP at 250-427-4811

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