Taxi Driver Injured In Assault

Monday March 14th, 2022

Posted at 5:41pm

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Windsor Police are investigating an aggravated assault and seeking any information and video footage that may assist in the investigation and help identify the suspects.

Police say that on Saturday, March 12th, 2022, at approximately 9:30pm, they responded to the area of Erie Street West at Victoria Avenue for a report of an injured person.

It was reported that the victim was driving a taxi eastbound on Erie Street West in between Victoria Avenue and Ouellette Avenue when an object was heard striking the vehicle. The driver observed two males walking in the area at the time of the incident. The driver pulled over to investigate the noise when a male approached the vehicle and struck the driver’s side window, causing it to break. The driver was injured as a result of the incident.

The driver was transported to the hospital with what police call potentially life-altering injuries.

The suspects had fled the area before police arrival and are believed to have been on foot. Before the incident, the suspects are believed to have been walking eastbound on Erie Street West on the north sidewalk.

The first suspect is described as a male, white, approximately 5’10”, 25 years old, short black hair, wearing a black tracksuit.

The second suspect is described as a male, possibly black.

Investigators are asking anyone in the area with surveillance cameras to check their footage for possible evidence. It is requested that footage be reviewed before and after the incident as it is unknown how long the suspects were walking in the area before and after the incident. Anyone driving in the area at the time is also requested to review dashcam footage.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Windsor Police Service – Major Crime Unit at 519-255-6700 ext. 4830 (or ext. 4000), Crime Stoppers anonymously at 519-258-8477 (TIPS) or online at www.catchcrooks.com.

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