Taxi thief Garrett Strongquill gets 5 years in prison

A man who pleaded guilty to targetting taxi drivers in a string of armed robberies is going to prison for five years.

Netted $795 in six armed robberies over two months

A man who targetted Saskatoon taxi drivers is going to prison. (CBC)

A 27-year-old Saskatoon man is going to prison for five years after pleading guilty to targeting taxi drivers in a series of armed robberies.

Garrett Keith Strongquill admitted to the robberies in court this morning. Strongquill robbed six drivers over the past two months plus a seventh unsuccessful attempt.

The robberies netted him a low of $35 to a high of $200, for a total of $795.

In each case, Strongquill called a taxi to a public location, like a bingo hall or a gas station. He'd ask the driver to change a $50 bill. When the driver pulled out their wallet, he'd show them a knife and demand cash. Then he'd take off on foot.

"Seven times is not a momentary lapse of judgement," Judge Barry Morgan said.

He accepted the joint sentencing submission.