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Appeal after taxi robbery - Woolloomooloo

Thursday, 29 June 2017 04:46:50 PM

Police are appealing for information after a taxi driver robbery in Woolloomooloo last week.

About 6am on Thursday 22 June 2017, a 75-year-old male taxi driver was travelling along Shakespeare Place, Sydney when he was hailed down by two men.

On Harmer Street, Woolloomooloo, the driver was asked to stop the vehicle.

One of the men allegedly threatened the driver with a firearm and demanded cash.

The men pulled the driver out of the vehicle, before assaulting him and fleeing the area on foot.

The 75-year-old drove to Kings Cross Police Station and reported the incident.

The taxi was seized for forensic analysis.

Officers attached to Kings Cross Police Station commenced an investigation and want to speak to two men who may be able to assist.

The first man is described as being of Caucasian appearance, 173cm tall, aged in his 20’s. He is shown in a CCTV image at the time wearing a hooded jumper and has green paint on his face.

The second man is described as being of Caucasian appearance, 180cm tall, aged in his 20’s.

Anyone with information in relation to the incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers.

Police are urging anyone with information in relation to this incident to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page: https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au/ Information you provide will be treated in the strictest of confidence. We remind people they should not report crime information via our social media pages.