15yo charged over knife-point taxi holdup, Sydney

A 15-year-old has been charged after allegedly holding up a taxi driver at knifepoint in Sydney overnight.

Police allege that just after midnight, the boy entered a taxi on Bolton Street in Prospect, before allegedly threatening the driver with a knife.

The driver was luckily able to flee on foot and immediately notified the police. He wasn’t injured in the incident.


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Officers then investigated, using the dog squad to track the boy to a nearby home.

Police then report that the taxi was found unattended with crash damage on Harwood Street in Seven Hills.

They found a knife inside the vehile.

The 15-year-old was taken to Blacktown Police Station and has since been charged with aggravated assault with intent to take/drive motor vehicle armed with weapon.

He’s been refused bail and will front children’s court today.

 

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