Suspects remain at large in stabbing of taxi driver


POSTED: Friday, November 21, 2008

Police want the public's help to bring in two men for questioning in connection with the stabbing and robbing of a 54-year-old taxicab driver in Manoa.

The taxi driver for TheCab picked up the men in the Makiki area Saturday and took them to an upscale street in Manoa, police said. The men stabbed him and took his money at about 1:20 p.m. The taxi driver had multiple stab wounds, including an injury to his neck, and was taken to the hospital in serious condition.

A surveillance camera from a business at Pensacola and Young streets captured footage of the unknown suspects before they were picked up by the cab, said CrimeStoppers Coordinator Sgt. Kim Buffett.

One man in the images, in his 20s, matched a description given by the driver and was wearing clothes found at the scene, Buffett said. He is described as 5 feet 8 inches tall, 150 pounds, with black hair and bangs.

The older man, in his 40s, is about 6 feet tall, 250 pounds, with black hair pulled into a ponytail.

The taxi driver has been released from the hospital and is communicating with police through his son, Buffett said.

“;He's still traumatized,”; she said.