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Following inquiries yesterday evening, a 32-year-old man has been arrested by police and charged over the armed robbery of a taxi driver at Banora Point.

At about 8pm last Saturday, a 60-year-old man stopped his taxi on Doyle Drive, Banora Point, to pick up a fare.

A man came from behind and got in the passenger seat before allegedly threatening the driver with a knife, demanding cash.

The driver hands over money before the perpetrator demanded the taxi driver start driving.

At the intersection of Darlington Drive and Amaroo Drive, he demanded the taxi stop. The man then got out of the vehicle and the victim, who was uninjured, drove to Tweed Heads Police Station where the incident was reported.

Detectives from Tweed/Byron Police District commenced an investigation.

The man was arrested by police last night at the intersection of Recreation and Wharf Streets, Tweed Heads before being taken to Tweed Heads Police Station and charged with aggravated robbery and robbery armed with an offensive weapon.

He was refused bail to appear at Byron Bay Local Court today.


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