Medicine Hat, Alberta – On November 24th, 2016 at approximately 10:00 PM a male approached a cab parked in the downtown area of Medicine Hat, and asked the female driver for a ride to the Southview Drive area. Upon arrival at the destination the male stepped out of the vehicle briefly and then returned where he physically assaulted the driver and assumed control of the vehicle.
The male drove into the Riverside area where he parked and sexually assaulted the victim. The male then unlawfully confined the victim and drove the cab to Calgary, AB where the victim was eventually released. After being released the victim attended a residence and requested help.
The Medicine Hat Police Service was notified today at approximately 12:30pm of this incident by the Calgary Police Service. At this time, the victim’s vehicle is still missing and the suspect has not yet been apprehended. The Medicine Hat Police Service is working with the Calgary Police Service and RCMP in an attempt to identify and locate the suspect.
Police are searching for a male suspect described as: Native, medium build, under 6 feet tall, in his early 30’s, with short hair, a tattoo on his left cheek (described as a dot), clean shaven, wearing a red ball cap (on backwards) and blue jeans.
Police are also searching for a 2005 medium blue Dodge Caravan with clear company markings Deluxe Taxi including Unit #41. (Alberta Plate: K 54924)
Anyone with information on the suspect or vehicle are asked to contact police at 403-529-8481 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
Medicine Hat Police Service