Police are investigating a report of a sexual assault that occurred in the early morning hours on Monday in Halifax.
At approximately 12:30 a.m., a 39-year-old woman got into a cab on Lower Water Street in the area of Historic Properties. She travelled in the cab to her Parkland Drive destination with a friend, and upon exiting the cab, the driver reached out and grabbed her buttocks. When she informed the driver that this was inappropriate, he apologized for his actions, refused payment and quickly left the area. The driver is described as a white man in his 30’s with blond hair, a round face and a medium build. He also spoke English with an East European accent. There is no description of the cab.
– Make note of the company name and number on the taxi roof light
– Look for a taxi meter and check for the taxi driver’s license and taxi owner’s license which should be clearly displayed inside the vehicle.
– Sit in the back of the vehicle if possible. This provides additional safety for passengers and drivers.