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Do you know this taxi thief?

By johnboy - 7 June 2012 10

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ACT Policing is seeking the assistance of the public to help identify the man in the images who was allegedly involved in two separate aggravated robberies last month (May 4 and May 20).

Around 8.30pm on Friday, May 4, a taxi driver accepted a fare at the Canberra Airport. It is alleged that when the taxi reached Railway Street in Oaks Estate, the offender produced a knife, threatened the driver and demanded cash. The driver was ordered to a secluded area on Uriarra Road where the alleged offender then fled on foot into nearby grassland.

The second aggravated robbery occurred on May 20. It is alleged that around 10.50pm the same man got into a taxi on Rudd Street in the city and requested the driver take him to the Dickson Tradies. In Wise Street, Braddon, the alleged offender produced a knife, threatened the driver and demanded cash. The driver handed over a sum of cash before the offender got out of the taxi and walked towards Fawkner Street.

On each occasion the alleged offender was described as Caucasian in appearance, approximately 25-years-of-age, with a thin build. He was wearing a hooded jumper and pants.

Detective Superintendent Brett McCann said that on both occasions the taxi drivers did the right thing by putting their safety first.

“In both instances the drivers followed correct protocol by remaining calm, complying with the offender’s demands and then reporting the incident to police,” he said.

Police are urging anyone who can identify the man in the images to contact ACT Policing Operations on 131 444 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000. Information can be provided anonymously.

[Courtesy ACT Policing]

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Do you know this taxi thief?
Vindalu 2:07 pm 08 Jun 12

Sorry, I don’t know this taxi thief but I do know one who drove me home from the Labour Club the other night. After being assaulted by the stench of body odour and takeaway food spiced by tobacco breath I was greeted by the old “Can you direct me? ” A dirty smelly car, a driver who didn’t know where he was going, and of course breaking the speed limit all the way home, and then I was asked to pay – – I know who was robbed!

Typsy McStaggers 11:03 am 08 Jun 12

I was just pleased to read he was wearing pants. Should nab him in no time with that kind of detail

Deref 9:33 am 08 Jun 12

p1 said :

scorpio63 said :

As I have relatives as taxi drivers I hope this Nicholas Cage hoody imaged lookalike guy is caught sooner rather than later. Customers catching cabs of an evening in particular, should be informed that there is a camera monitoring them (as a robbery deterrent strategy) and for non-paying customers who catch cabs without money allocated for the fare.

Don’t they all have sign that tell you exactly that?

Yeah, but you have to be able to read…

p1 9:09 am 08 Jun 12

scorpio63 said :

As I have relatives as taxi drivers I hope this Nicholas Cage hoody imaged lookalike guy is caught sooner rather than later. Customers catching cabs of an evening in particular, should be informed that there is a camera monitoring them (as a robbery deterrent strategy) and for non-paying customers who catch cabs without money allocated for the fare.

Don’t they all have sign that tell you exactly that?

scorpio63 11:15 pm 07 Jun 12

As I have relatives as taxi drivers I hope this Nicholas Cage hoody imaged lookalike guy is caught sooner rather than later. Customers catching cabs of an evening in particular, should be informed that there is a camera monitoring them (as a robbery deterrent strategy) and for non-paying customers who catch cabs without money allocated for the fare.

scorpio63 11:08 pm 07 Jun 12

The first image could pass for a younger Nicholas Cage stuntman, he may sign this guy up if he gets in touch.

p1 6:45 pm 07 Jun 12

The airport has pretty good CCTV. Wonder if it is being checked?

1337Hax0r 6:10 pm 07 Jun 12

I think the So in the subject heading should be a Do

p1 4:47 pm 07 Jun 12

If I was the taxi driver I would hand over the cash too.

But once the “offender” was out of the taxi I would be very tempted to “accidentally” bump it into gear and stomp the accelerator…

yellowsnow 4:40 pm 07 Jun 12

Like Derek Zoolander, this guy only seems to have one look.

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