TORONTO – Toronto police have charged a 24-year-old man following a taxi robbery and fatal hit-and-run in Scarborough early Sunday.
Police arrested a suspect after a taxi robbery at 675 Kennedy Rd., near Merrian Road, and a fatal hit-and-run on Kennedy Road near Eglinton Avenue.
Anthony Sowkey is facing several charges including robbery while armed with a firearm, impaired driving causing death and dangerous operation causing death.
According to police, a 22-year-old man was hit by a northbound pick-up truck on Kennedy Road near Eglinton Avenue at about 12:50 a.m. following the taxi robbery.
The pedestrian — who has not been identified — was pronounced dead at the site of the crash.
Police have located a pick-up truck in Vaughan and are working to determine whether it is the same vehicle involved.
Sowkey is expected to appear in court Monday.