Attempted armed robbery of taxi driver in Marystown
A taxi driver escaped from an attempted armed robbery in Marystown Tuesday afternoon. According to a news release from the Burin Peninsula RCMP Thursday, the 66-yearold man responded to a call for a fare at 2 p.m. and at the designated address was approached by two men. One of the individuals, wearing a mask and brandishing a knife, demanded money. The taxi driver, however, was able to flee before the suspects were able to enter his vehicle. Police are asking anyone with information on the incident to contact the Marystown detachment of the RCMP at (709) 279-3001, 1-800-709-RCMP (7267) or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).