GC taxi driver robbed by man armed with hammer at Southport

AN armed man is on the run after robbing a taxi driver at Southport early this morning.

Police say a 58-year-old man stopped his cab on Muir Street when another man came and smashed the driver’s side window with a hammer around 12.25am.

The man then threatened the driver, claiming he had a knife, and demanded money.


The taxi driver complied and handed over cash and his mobile phone.

Police said the man then opened the passenger door of the taxi, however was spooked away after the driver sounded the car horn.

He is described as Caucasian in appearance, around 180cm tall with a slim build and was wearing a dark coloured hooded jumper.

Police are urging anyone who may have witnessed the incident or have further information to contact Policelink or Crime Stoppers.

If you have information for Police, please contact Policelink on 131 444 or provide information using their online form 24 hours per day.

You can also report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers by calling 1800 333 000 or via crimestoppersqld.com.au 24 hours per day. Crime Stoppers is a registered charity and community volunteer organisation.