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Two Lethbridge women facing charges after taxi driver robbed at knife point

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Two Lethbridge women are facing serious charges after a taxi driver was robbed at knife point and his cab stolen.

Just before 8am on Monday, an injured man flagged down a police officer in the Tim Hortons parking lot along Mildred Dobbs Boulevard.

The 68 year old reported he had been dispatched to pick up a customer at 7-Eleven on 13th street north and when he arrived, two women got into the cab.

During the drive the woman in the front seat brought out a knife and told him the woman in the back had a gun.

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The man stopped the vehicle and after a brief struggle, escaped, but the suspects took off with his cab and his belongings.

The stolen cab was found abandoned in a north side alley and police followed two sets of footprints to a home along the 2000 block of 13th avenue north where one of the suspects was identified and arrested.

The second suspect was located and arrested a short time later.

31 year old Kimberlie Eagle Speaker and 38 year old Jessica Eagle Speaker are facing several charges including robbery, uttering threats and possession of a dangerous weapon.

Both were released from custody to appear in court at a later date.

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Tina Karst

A Lethbridge College alumnus, Tina moved back to the community two years after convocation, in September 2007, to become a member of the CJOC News Team. She started as a weekend reporter/anchor and now serves as Associate News Director. When Tina’s not tracking down local news, she’s either busy at home with Jordan and their two kids or creating custom macrame pieces for a growing list of clients.

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