Taxi stolen at knifepoint at Tweed Heads

An investigation is underway after a taxi driver had his cab stolen at knifepoint at Tweed Heads.

Police have been told the 63-year-old driver picked up a man on Leeward Terrace about 4pm (Monday 24 January 2022), and drove the man to a supermarket on Wharf Street before returning him to the pick-up address.

There the passenger produced a knife threatening the driver before driving away in the taxi. The driver was not injured.

Officers from Tweed Byron Police District attended and commenced an investigation, with police issuing a description of a man who they believe can assist with inquiries.

The man is described as being of Caucasian appearance, aged about 25, about 180cm tall with a medium build and dark hair. At the time he was wearing blue jeans and a black t-shirt.

The taxi is a 2015 model Toyota Prius. It has signage on both front doors and the rear bumper.

Police warn anyone seeing the vehicle not to approach it but call Triple Zero (000).

Anyone with information about or dashcam footage of this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report information via NSW Police social media pages.

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