Taxi driver attacked

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AN attempted armed robbery and stabbing of a taxi driver in Carrum Downs is under investigation.

Police are looking into the incident, which took place at around 2pm, Friday 21 June. 

Police believe that a taxi collected a man from Greens Road, South Dandenong, at around 1.40pm, and arrived at a house on Balmain Drive, Carrum Downs at around 2pm. It is then believed that the offender presented a knife and demanded that the victim hand over cash.

The taxi driver was stabbed numerous times in his arm after a short scuffle. The 38-year-old victim from Eumerring was taken to hospital and has since been released.

Frankston Embona taskforce detectives have released images of a man they wish to speak to. The alleged offender was last seen running towards Shearwater Drive shortly after the incident. 

POLICE have released images of a man they are looking for after the stabbing of a taxi driver.

Anyone who witnessed the incident or with further information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential crime report at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au

First published in the Frankston Times – 1 July 2019

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