Taxi company ‘sad’ driver threatened

Police are investigating after a taxi driver was threatened at knife point. Picture: Stock image
Police are investigating after a taxi driver was threatened at knife point. Picture: Stock image

A MANDURAH taxi company says it is “sad” its workers have to worry about their safety after one of its drivers was threatened at knifepoint this week.

The would-be robber left empty handed after threatening a male taxi driver on Littleton Street in Falcon about 12.35am on Tuesday.

Police say a man was wielding a knife when he tried to rob the Mandurah Taxis employee, but he fled with nothing when the driver was able to drive away.

A Mandurah Taxis spokeswoman told the Coastal Times that the company was thankful the driver was ok, but was disappointed its drivers had to worry about such behaviour.

“It’s sad that this happened,” she said.

“Hopefully police catch the person.”

Police are continuing to investigate the incident and are calling on anyone with information to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Information can also be provided online here and people can remain anonymous.