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Sutherland Local Area Command

Taxi Driver Stabbed, Robbed – Sutherland

Police are appealing for public assistance after a taxi driver was stabbed and robbed during an incident in Sydney’s South last night.

About 10 pm, the 39-year-old taxi driver picked up three male passengers in Vermont Street, Sutherland.

The driver drove the three men to a service station on the Old Princes Highway, Sutherland, where they entered the store and purchased some items.

They then instructed the driver to take them to a unit block in Oakwood Street, Sutherland.

After arriving at the location, two of the males got out of the car and walked away before they returned. One of the men then grabbed the car keys from the taxi’s ignition and the males demanded money from the driver.

The driver handed over an amount of cash and one of the men removed the driver’s GPS device from the car.

The third man then lunged at the driver and stabbed him in the leg with a small knife while taking his mobile phone from him.

The three men then ran from the scene and the taxi driver drove to Sutherland Police Station. The stab wound in his leg required five sutures.

Paramedics were called and the man was taken to hospital for treatment to his leg. Police would like to speak to three men who may be able to assist with inquiries.

One of the males is described as being of Aboriginal appearance, 18-20 years old, 170 cm tall, wearing burgundy/grey tracksuits.

The other two males are both described as 16-18 years old, 170 cm tall, wearing caps and running gear.

Anyone with information on the incident is urged to contact Sutherland detectives on (02) 9542 0899 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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