Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Thieves attack cabbies

Taxi cab security footage shows this masked man armed with a knife robbing a Toowoomba taxi driver of his night’s takings in the early hours of yesterday. Police are looking for two men in connection with the robberies of two taxi drivers yesterday and another Saturday morning.

This is getting a bit dodgy. I was working on both these nights when the robberies occurred.

From the front page of the Toowoomba Chronicle newspaper:- THE second armed robbery of a taxi driver in Toowoomba in less than 48 hours has police looking for two knife-wielding thieves targeting late night workers.

A 34-year-old male cab driver was punched and had a knife held to his throat by one of two men who had climbed into his taxi which was called to a Clarice Street residence just after 1am yesterday.

After the taxi driver had arrived at the Harristown address, two men had got into his car, one in the front seat and one in the back.

Both were armed with large knives, Sergeant Greg Wheeler of Toowoomba Police said.

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Rosey Pollen said...

I hope you are safe! Scary stuff!

The Old Dairy said...

Have been thinking of you since I read the paper....hope you got a big baseball bat in your cab...My Mum reakons that Tmba is one of the most voilent towns in Qld an dlatly I'm beginning to agree with her.......Keep safe.

Stewart said...

Thanks Mandy, it was a worry for me, but it seems to be over now.