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2 Toronto taxi robbery suspects sought by police

05/12/2015 02:31 EDT | Updated 05/12/2016 05:59 EDT
Toronto police have released video of two suspects who allegedly punched a Crown Taxi cab driver in the face and stole his cell phone last month.

Police say the incident occurred in the Queen Street West and Gore Vale Avenue area on April 24.

At 4:10 a.m., police say the driver was sitting in his cab when the suspects approached him and punched him in the face.

The driver then went toward the suspects, as he called police on his cellphone and attempted to restrain them until officers could arrive.

But police say the men broke free and stole the driver's cellphone. The victim chased after them and ended up being assaulted again.

But police say the men broke free and stole the driver's cellphone. The victim chased after them and ended up being assaulted again.

Police had previously described the first suspect as a 20 to 25-year-old man of East Asian descent, who is 5'5" to 5'7". He had long, straight hair, worn in a bun and wore a dark-grey jacket with a hood on it. He also wore black pants, black shoes and a black Adidas baseball cap with a straight red brim.

The second suspect was described as a white male of similar age, who was 5'7" to 5'9". He wore a black jacket with a black fur hood, black jeans and tan construction boots.

On Tuesday, police released video showing the two suspects.

Investigators want anyone with information to call 416-808-1400. Tips can also be passed on through Crime Stoppers at 416-222-8477.

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