A 51-year-old Ottawa man is back in court after a carjacking on Marquette Avenue near Beechwood Avenue in Vanier North.
The Ottawa Police Service says the suspect got into a taxi around 6:10 p.m. on Wednesday, January 9, and directed the taxi to Marquette Avenue.
Upon arrival, the suspect threatened the driver with a knife, had him exit the driver's seat and then drove off with the taxi.
The vehicle was recovered a short while later.
Camil Darwich has been charged with:
- Robbery (2 counts)
- Possession of Weapons Dangerous
- Theft of Motor Vehicle
- Fail to Comply with Recognizance
He is scheduled to appear in court Friday.
Darwich was in court on Sunday, January 6, facing charges related to a robbery on Shakespeare Street near Ste. Anne Avenue, north of Montreal Road, on Saturday, January 5.
The suspect in that case claimed to have a bomb, holding out a remote and saying he would blow up the clerk if he didn't hand over cash.