Brandon taxi reportedly stolen at knife-point

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On January 31st, 2023 at 6:09 am, police received a report from a Taxi driver that his taxi was stolen by two males and one female while in the area of 1st St. and Brock Ave.  The suspects had threatened the driver with a knife, and stole his phone and money.

At 6:27 am a second report was received that a red Pontiac Montana was stolen from a residence in the 1100 block of 8th street, while left outside running.  The taxi was also recovered in the 1100 block of 8th Street.

At 6:41 am members of Patrol and Canine located the stolen Pontiac Montana unoccupied in the 900blk alley between 9th and 10th Street.  A Canine track was initiated from the abandoned van leading to a residence in the 1000 block of 9th Street.  While at this location, a female suspect exited the residence and was identified as being involved in the robbery.  She was subsequently taken into custody.

A further investigation by the BPS Major Crimes Section resulted in a search warrant to this residence leading to the recovering of the stolen cell phone.

The 25 year old female was lodged at BPS and will appear February 1st, 2023 for the following charges:  Party to the Offence of Armed Robbery, Forcible Confinement, Uttering Threats, and Theft of Motor Vehicle.