Griffith taxi driver held up at knifepoint

A taxi driver was held up at knifepoint in broad daylight on Wednesday.

Inspector Kim Traynor from Griffith police said the Griffith City Taxis driver picked up a male passenger about 12pm and was asked to take him to Harward Road in west Griffith. 

In Harward Road the passenger pulled out a knife and demanded money from the driver, Inspector Traynor said. The passenger made off with a quantity of cash.

Griffith City Taxis manager Sally Blair said the driver was holding up well under the circumstances.

“The driver is okay,” Ms ​Blair said.

“The incident and offender were captured by our state of the art CCTV and tracking systems and the police are currently investigating the matter.”

The male offender is described as Aboriginal appearance, 20 to 25-years-old, wearing a dark grey coloured hoodie, baseball cap, sunglasses and carrying a small, dark-coloured backpack. 

Police are investigating the incident and are appealing for anyone with information to contact Griffith Police Station (6969 4299) or Crime Stoppers.

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