Taxi driver 1, idiot with knife 0

johnboy 24 October 2011 12

ACT Policing has arrested a 21-year-old Banks man following the aggravated robbery of a taxi driver last night (Sunday, October 23) in Canberra’s south.

About 6.00pm a taxi driver drove the alleged offender to an address in Gordon. When the taxi driver asked for payment for the fare, the alleged offender told the driver he was not going to pay and that he was in possession of a knife.

The victim then proceeded to drive to the Tuggeranong Police Station. During the drive to the station, the alleged offender held a knife to the victim and told him he was not going to pay for the fare.

The victim arrived at the Tuggeranong Police Station where the alleged offender was arrested. He was taken to the ACT Watch House and will appear before the ACT Magistrates Court this morning charged with aggravated robbery.

[Courtesy ACT Policing]


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Skyring Skyring 9:39 pm 15 Jan 12

ExFeds said :

Do the cabs have those alerts to base panic buttons nowadays?

All cabs have panic buttons and security cameras. If the driver is on the ball, he’ll have brother cabbies and the police heading towards him to assist. I’ve participated in a few of these episodes myself, both as button-pusher and helper.

yellowsnow yellowsnow 8:44 pm 25 Oct 11

Now if only we could get this taxi driver to sort out the judges in this town there’d be even less losers out on the streets

farnarkler farnarkler 8:23 pm 25 Oct 11

He’ll use the old ‘bad childhood’ or ‘addicted to drugs’ excuse and get a good behaviour bond. Think otherwise? Im taking bets.

ExFeds ExFeds 8:02 pm 25 Oct 11

Henry82 said :

Stevian said :

Of course he will. It’s not like he’s a policeman

oh, i see what you did there 😛

Yeah, the Police would have probably knocked off the offenders wallet and knife

Henry82 Henry82 1:42 pm 25 Oct 11

Stevian said :

Of course he will. It’s not like he’s a policeman

oh, i see what you did there 😛

Stevian Stevian 1:10 pm 25 Oct 11

poetix said :

Terrifying for the driver; it’s become one of the riskiest jobs there is. I hope he is able to get over it.

Of course he will. It’s not like he’s a policeman

poetix poetix 11:43 am 25 Oct 11

Terrifying for the driver; it’s become one of the riskiest jobs there is. I hope he is able to get over it.

Captain RAAF Captain RAAF 11:15 am 25 Oct 11

Good to see that lately, a lot of the filth is being taken off our streets, but it does make you wonder at how much is still out there…

Starrie Starrie 11:00 am 25 Oct 11

ABC News has a story on this. Apparently the accused was on bail as an alleged accessory to that Hughes shops shooting.

And the classiness continued as he punched the wall on being refused bail.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2011-10-25/shooting-accused-charged-over-taxi-threat/3599066?section=act

ExFeds ExFeds 9:11 pm 24 Oct 11

Do the cabs have those alerts to base panic buttons nowadays?

Mysteryman Mysteryman 1:54 pm 24 Oct 11

harvyk1 said :

If I’m reading this right, the taxi driver drove with a knife held to him. That would take some guts to do, and obviously (and luckly) the offender has absolutely no balls.

He tried to rip-off a cabie. Of course he has no balls.

harvyk1 harvyk1 1:36 pm 24 Oct 11

If I’m reading this right, the taxi driver drove with a knife held to him. That would take some guts to do, and obviously (and luckly) the offender has absolutely no balls.

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