An Ottawa man is facing several charges today following a cab robbery.

 

At about 8:25 a.m. Thursday, police say a taxi driver was robbed by his passenger in the Vanier area.

 

The suspect took the cab and left the scene.

 

Nearby police officers found the vehicle and the suspect shortly afterwards.

Police have charged a 31-year-old Ottawa man with; robbery, possession of weapon dangerous to public, dangerous driving, theft under $5,000, assault and breach of probation.

He was to appear in court Friday.