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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).

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