Taxi robbery in Campbellfield

Monday, 10 October 2011 12:23

Detectives from Broadmeadows Embona Task Force have released images of a man they believe can assist their investigation into the robbery of a taxi driver which occurred in Campbellfield at the beginning of the month.

The taxi driver picked up a fare in Elizabeth Street in the city at 3am on 1 October and was asked to drive to Reservoir.

The man changed his mind and asked the driver to take him to Mahoneys Road, Campbellfield.

The driver stopped his taxi just before the intersection of Mahoneys Road and Riveria Court and asked for payment.

The passenger started arguing and both men got out of the taxi.

When the driver got out of the car, the man starting punching him to the upper body causing him to fall to the ground.
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While the driver was on the ground the man kicked him several times before taking an amount of money and walking off along Mahoneys Road towards High Street.

The man police wish to speak to is described as being aged in his late 30s to early 40s, approximately 170cms tall, solid build with olive skin and with a receding hairline.

Investigators have released an image of a man they believe can assist with their enquiries.

Detectives are urging anyone who may have witnessed the robbery or has any information to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or visit www.crimestoppers.com.au

 

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Creina O’Grady
Media Officer
VP14960/2011

 

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