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Reasons why your taxi driver is jumpy

By johnboy - 26 December 2011 6

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an incident late Saturday evening (December 24) on Kings Avenue Bridge when a taxi driver was assaulted and his taxi was stolen.

Around 11.30pm, the taxi driver picked up two men from the Kingston shops, who asked to be driven to the city. As the taxi was travelling over the Kings Avenue Bridge, the passenger seated in the front applied the handbrake causing the taxi to slow suddenly. The passenger then punched the taxi driver in the face. The taxi driver immediately stopped the vehicle and got out. The taxi was then driven off by one of the passengers.

Around midnight, police located the taxi on fire on Alexandrina Drive in Yarralumla. As short time later ACT Fire Brigade (ACTFB) attended the location and extinguished the fire.

The first offender is described as an adult male with fair skin, wearing a white shirt. The second offender is described as an adult male with tanned skin, wearing a black shirt.

Anyone who may be able to assist police with their investigation is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via the Crime Stoppers website on www.act.crimestoppers.com.au. Information can be provided anonymously.

[Courtesy ACT Policing]

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Reasons why your taxi driver is jumpy
Skyring 9:34 pm 15 Jan 12

Instant Mash said :

Taxi drivers certainly do earn their money. It actually kind of amazes me that taxis and police cars aren’t virtually the same thing these days. It would certainly be much safer.

I dunno. The way some cops drive…

Instant Mash 10:55 pm 29 Dec 11

Taxi drivers certainly do earn their money. It actually kind of amazes me that taxis and police cars aren’t virtually the same thing these days. It would certainly be much safer.

Stevian 9:53 am 28 Dec 11

Mumbucks said :

Stevian said :

Mumbucks said :

They should be made to walk where ever they have to go.Preferably around the perimeter of a suitable institution for these thugs.

Whom do you mean?
The unidentified assailants, all possible passengers? You make no sense

Just to clarify. The thugs I am referring to are the two offenders who beat up on the poor taxi driver.

Than you’re getting a little ahead of yourself. At least wait until they have someone in the frame before your you start complaining about the leniancy of their treatment and how the should be punished.

Mumbucks 9:08 am 28 Dec 11

Stevian said :

Mumbucks said :

They should be made to walk where ever they have to go.Preferably around the perimeter of a suitable institution for these thugs.

Whom do you mean?
The unidentified assailants, all possible passengers? You make no sense

Just to clarify. The thugs I am referring to are the two offenders who beat up on the poor taxi driver.

Stevian 10:59 pm 27 Dec 11

Mumbucks said :

They should be made to walk where ever they have to go.Preferably around the perimeter of a suitable institution for these thugs.

Whom do you mean?
The unidentified assailants, all possible passengers? You make no sense

Mumbucks 9:52 pm 27 Dec 11

They should be made to walk where ever they have to go.Preferably around the perimeter of a suitable institution for these thugs.

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