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Authorities offer $150K for info on missing taxi driver

The province's Rewards for Major Unsolved Crimes Program announcedMonday it is offering up to $150,000 for information leading to thearrest and conviction for those responsible in the case involving aDartmouth taxi driver who has been missing for over two months.

The province's Rewards for Major Unsolved Crimes Program announced Monday it is offering up to $150,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction for those responsible in the case involving a Dartmouth taxi driver who has been missing for over two months.

Sergie Kostin, a 40-year-old from Ukraine, hasn't been heard from since picking up a fare on Gaston Road in Dartmouth at about 3:30 p.m. on Jan. 17. Investigators fear foul play and want to speak with two males who are believed to be his final customers that day.

Three days after going missing, Kostin's burned taxi was located at the end of Downey Road in North Preston. An extensive search of the surrounding area failed to locate him.

"His cellphone hasn't been used (since Jan. 17). His bank account hasn't been touched. He's had no contact with family members or friends," said Halifax Regional Police Const. Jeff Carr.

Kostin, a balding white man with a small build, doesn't have any family in the area. His employer, Bob's Taxi, reported him missing on Jan. 19. Kostin was driving a green Impala, with license plate DPS-968. Anyone with information is asked to call 1-888-710-9090.

 
 
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