MONTREAL — Two suspects fled on foot early Wednesday after an attempted robbery of a taxi driver in the Plateau district.
The cabbie was cut in his neck and, startled, caused a chain-reaction accident that damaged three vehicles — and apparently aborted the attempted heist.
Police were called at 3:10 a.m.
“He’s been released from the hospital ... with no stitches,” Constable Yannick Ouimet said of the taxi driver.
“These were minor injuries.”
The suspects were described as a man believed to be in his 50s and a women in her 40s.
One apparently cut the cabbie’s neck with a sharp object, likely a knife, Ouimet added, to initiate a robbery attempt as the cab was headed southbound on St. Urbain St., near the corner of St. Joseph Blvd. W.
The startled driver hit another car, which in turn hit and damaged a third vehicle.
No damage estimate was available.
The suspects fled immediately, Ouimet said: “They just took off on foot; no money was stolen.