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).