Two women charged with armed robbery of taxi driver

Lethbridge Police have charged two women in connection with an incident where a taxi driver was robbed at knife-point and his cab subsequently stolen.

On Nov. 11, 2019 at approximately 7:40 a.m. a police officer was flagged down by an injured male in the Tim Hortons parking lot along Mildred Dobbs Boulevard. The 68-year-old man reported that he had been robbed by two females and his taxi cab was stolen. Investigation determined the man had been dispatched to pick up a customer at 7-Eleven on 13 Street North. When he arrived two women got into the cab. During the drive, the female in the front seat produced a knife, said the female in the back was armed with a gun and threatened to harm the driver. The driver stopped the vehicle and a brief physical altercation ensued before he was able to escape. The women subsequently stole the cab and driver’s belongings – cash, a tablet and cell phone. The driver was treated by EMS for non-life-threatening injuries.

The stolen taxi was located unoccupied in a northside alley. Police noted two sets of footprints leading away from the cab and followed them to a residence along the 2000 block of 13 Avenue North. One of the suspects was identified and arrested without incident after returning to the home a short time later. The second suspect was located and arrested without incident at a cordon point that had been set up along 5 Avenue and Mayor Magrath Drive North. The tablet, cell phone and knife were recovered by police.

Kimberlie Rose Eagle Speaker, 31, Lethbridge, is charged with robbery, assault with a weapon, uttering threats, theft of a vehicle, possession of a dangerous weapon and breach of a recognizance. She was released by a Justice of the Peace and is scheduled to appear in court Nov. 13.

Jessica Mae Eagle Speaker, 38, of Lethbridge, is charged with robbery, uttering threats, theft of a vehicle and possession of a dangerous weapon. She was released by a Justice of the Peace and is scheduled to appear in court Nov. 18.