Taxi Drivers

Crimes Related to Taxi Drivers

Northern Territory Police have arrested a 24-year-old male in relation to three alleged robberies which occurred yesterday evening.The alleged offender and three unknown males were picked up by a taxi driver from Casuarina around 4:00pm yesterday. The taxi driver drove the males to Leanyer where they purchased alcohol and conveyed them back to Casuarina. All males except the offender exited the taxi. The offender reached across the taxi driver and stole money following a short struggle. The taxi driver drove to a safe place and activated his emergency alarm. 

The second incident occurred at the car park of Hibiscus Shopping Centre around 6:00pm yesterday. A second taxi driver was counting money in his car when the offender allegedly entered the vehicle via the passenger side, took the money and punched the driver in the face. The driver sustained facial injuries and the offender fled the scene. 

The offender then attended a business at Casuarina around 7:50pm. He snatched at the cash till and was approached by staff as he attempted to leave. The offender attempted to strike a staff member and missed however a brief struggle resulted in the staff member sustaining an ankle injury. The offender left the location and was detained by members of the public and security until police arrived. 

The man has been charged with: 
• 1x Aggravated Robbery 
• 1x Robbery 
• 1x Assault With Intent to Steal

Detectives are investigating following the armed robbery of a taxi driver in Inala this morning.

At around 10am a man hailed a taxi being driven along Spoonbill Street in Inala.

After being driven a short distance the man produced a small knife and demanded the driver return to Spoonbill Street and hand over a sum of cash.

The driver complied with the man’s demands before the man fled the taxi on foot.

The male taxi driver was not physically injured during the robbery.

The man is described as Caucasian in appearance, of a slim build and was last seen wearing a dark-coloured hoody.

Anyone with information is urged to contact police.

A man has been charged after two recent alleged armed robberies on the NSW mid north coast.

Police will allege about 5.50pm yesterday (Wednesday 27 February 2019), a 21-year-old man got into a taxi outside a service station on the Pacific Highway, South Kempsey, and directed the driver to Leith Street, West Kempsey.

Upon arriving at the location, the man threatened the 68-year-old male driver with a knife, before taking cash and fleeing on foot.

The driver attended Kempsey Police Station and reported the matter to officers from Mid North Coast Police District.

About 10.35am today, a 73-year-old man was returning to his vehicle in the underground carpark of a supermarket on Smith Street, Kempsey, when a 21-year-old man approached him and threatened him with a knife.

The younger man took the older man’s keys and an amount of cash, before entering the vehicle and driving away.

Following inquiries, shortly after 10.40am, police attended a home on Tozer Street, West Kempsey, where they arrested the 21-year-old Queensland man, and he was taken to Kempsey Police Station.

He was charged with robbery while armed with offensive weapon (x2), and aggravated take and drive conveyance while armed.

He was refused bail to appear at Kempsey Local Court tomorrow (Friday 1 March 2019).

Melbourne Embona detectives are investigating a robbery in Richmond on 1 January.

About 11.15am a woman caught a taxi in Elizabeth Street, Richmond at which time she bit the taxi driver on the forearm and stole his mobile phone and cash.

The woman is perceived to be African in appearance, medium build, long black hair and wearing a green dress.

Police have released an image and CCTV footage of the woman who they believe may be able to assist with their enquiries.

Launceston CIB are investigating an incident involving a male taxi driver who sustained a stab wound to the neck in Elizabeth Street, Launceston, shortly after midday on Saturday 26 January 2019.

A 17 year old male youth has been charged in relation to the incident and will appear in after-hours sitting of the Launceston Magistrates Court on Sunday 27 January 2019.

Fortunately, the injury to the taxi driver was not life threatening and he is expected to be released from hospital on Sunday 27 January 2019.

Police appeal to anyone who witnessed the incident to contact Launceston CIB on 131444 or information can be provided anonymously by calling Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or online at

Police are also interested to hear from anyone who has  CCTV or dash cam footage of the area from just after midday on 26 January 2019.

A taxi driver was robbed of money and goods after being punched in the face in Grove Road, Glenorchy, in the early hours of Monday morning.

Detective Inspector Craig Joel said: ‘An 18 year old youth has been charged with aggravated robbery of the taxi driver’.  The teenager will appear in the Hobart Magistrate’s Court later this morning.

A second 18 year old youth has been charged with burglary of the taxi.

Detective Inspector Joel said: ‘The driver was going about his business and was set upon by these two youths and possibly three others.  The man is shaken but recovering after his ordeal’.  The driver received facial injuries in the robbery.

Investigations are continuing into the possible involvement of three other youths.

Police are looking for a man following the attempted robbery of a taxi driver at Fullarton this morning.

About 6.15am on Tuesday 4 December, a taxi driver was sitting in his parked car having a break on Wattle Street, Fullarton, when a man came up and tried to open his door.  The suspect threw a brick through the window and threatened the taxi driver with a screwdriver.  He left empty-handed and drove off in a small red sedan, last seen south on Sunnymeade Avenue, Fullarton.

The suspect is described as of Aboriginal appearance, wearing a dark hoodie and dark trousers.

The taxi driver was not injured during the incident.

A man has been charged after a taxi driver was allegedly threatened with a firearm in Sydney’s west.

Just before 3.30pm yesterday (Saturday 17 November 2018), police were called to the Great Western Highway, near Church Street, Parramatta, after reports of an armed man.

Police have been told a taxi driver was threatened with a firearm after dropping off a person at a unit block on the Great Western Highway.

The driver was uninjured, and police were notified.

Officers from Parramatta Police Area Command attended and conducted a search of the surrounding area.

About 3.50pm, a 33-year-old man was arrested on Campbell Street.

Checks revealed the man was wanted on an outstanding warrant.

He was taken to Parramatta Police Station where he was charged with armed with intent to commit an indictable offence.

The man refused bail to appear at Parramatta Local Court today (Sunday 18 November 2018).

Inquiries into the incident are continuing and police are urging anyone who witnessed the incident, or the events leading up to it, to come forward.

A 16-year-old boy has been charged following an incident overnight involving a taxi.

At around 1am, it will be alleged a 30-year-old taxi driver was assaulted by his passenger, causing the vehicle to crash into a fence on Kathleen Court.

It will further be alleged the driver was threatened again while demands were made for his taxi and belongings.

The driver exited the vehicle on Christian Court and it will be alleged the passenger drove away in the taxi.

Police will allege they located the boy and vehicle a short time later in Plumtree Lane.

A 16-year-old boy has been charged with armed robbery, unlawful use of a motor vehicle and unlicensed driving.

Police are looking to identify three men following an assault and robbery of a taxi driver in Browns Hill Place, West Melbourne on 20 October.

The driver’s taxi was blocked by a white sedan when attempting to park about 2.45am

The victim and the male driver of the white sedan became involved in an argument before another two males arrived in a silver utility.

The three male offenders got out of their vehicles, assaulted the victim and stole his mobile phone.

The victim sustained bruising as a result of the assault.

Investigators are seeking the identity of three men depicted in still images taken from the taxi CCTV footage who police believe can assist with their enquiries.