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An investigation is underway after a taxi driver had his cab stolen at knifepoint at Tweed Heads.

Police have been told the 63-year-old driver picked up a man on Leeward Terrace about 4pm (Monday 24 January 2022), and drove the man to a supermarket on Wharf Street before returning him to the pick-up address.

There the passenger produced a knife threatening the driver before driving away in the taxi. The driver was not injured.

Officers from Tweed Byron Police District attended and commenced an investigation, with police issuing a description of a man who they believe can assist with inquiries.

The man is described as being of Caucasian appearance, aged about 25, about 180cm tall with a medium build and dark hair. At the time he was wearing blue jeans and a black t-shirt.

The taxi is a 2015 model Toyota Prius. It has signage on both front doors and the rear bumper.

Police warn anyone seeing the vehicle not to approach it but call Triple Zero (000).


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2 COMMENTS

  1. My Uncle was a Taxi driver in the 80s. They carried pistols in those days. For some reason, this problems didn’t happen back then.

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