Man arrested in cabbie attack

Jessie Farrar, 22, faces assault and robbery charges in relation to a June attack on a taxi driver

A man has been arrested in relation to an armed attack on a taxi driver four months ago.

On June 21, at about 5:30 a.m., a cabbie said he picked up a fare at about 108 Avenue and 144 Street in North Surrey.

The drove a few blocks when the passenger attacked the driver and stabbed him in the arm and hand with a knife.

The attacker took the driver’s wallet and cell phone. The driver got out and was assisted by passersby.

Jessie Farrar, 22, from Surrey has now been arrested and charged with one count each of robbery, assault, and assault causing bodily harm. He was located and arrested out of province on a Canada wide warrant.

“Our Robbery investigators received a number of tips from the public which aided them in corroborating the identity of the accused in this investigation,” RCMP Cpl. Scotty Schumann said in a release. “Thanks to the help from the public, further evidence was secured and charges approved by Crown Counsel, which will help ease the concern of other local cab companies.”