Police investigate assault on taxi driver – Ballarat

Police are investigating following an assault of a taxi driver earlier today (29 August), Victoria Police say.

The driver attended a Lydiard Street address in Ballarat to pick up a fare where he was met by an unknown man about 1.20am

This man, as well as two people not known to him, shared the taxi until being dropped off at a separate Ballarat address.

The man then requested to be taken to Sebastopol.

During this time a verbal altercation has occurred between the man and taxi driver.

The man has then pulled a camera from the windscreen and also stolen a quantity of cash from the driver before assaulting him.

The man is perceived to be of Caucasian appearance, with a solid build and light coloured hair.

He was wearing a dark coloured shirt and glasses. It is believed the man has a tattoo on his chest or collarbone area.

Anyone with information should contact Crime Stoppers.

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