Beck taxi driver ambushed and robbed

A driver of one of Toronto’s largest taxi companies, Beck Taxi, was ambushed and robbed on Oct. 17.

Forty-seven-year-old Haroon Mughal, was responding to a dispatch call from Neilson Road and Wickson Trail just after 2 a.m. when he was approached by two men, according to police.

One man reportedly searched Mughal at knifepoint while the other invaded the car and removed an unspecified amount of cash.

The men quickly escaped, leaving Mughal uninjured.

“Every few months we hear something like this but it’s not a regular occurrence,” said Kristine Hubbard, officer manager for Beck Taxi. Every few months we hear something like this but it’s not a regular occurrence,” Vehicles are equipped with multiple safety measures such as GPS, cameras and flashing lights, and drivers are cautioned to keep doors locked when alone and not to carry large amounts of cash, she said.

“Most people, I think, are deterred by those things,” Hubbard said.

The suspects, described as black with thin to medium build, are still on the loose and police are asking for public assistance in identifying them.