Man tries to steal taxi north of the Coast

A MAN’S tried to steal a taxi in Boronia Heights overnight.

According to police, he hopped into the taxi at a Brown Plains shopping centre to Mackellar Drive, Boronia Heights.

Once they reached the destination, the man allegedly threatened the driver, saying he had a gun and wanted the taxi.


It’s understood the driver left the taxi and the and the man attempted to start the vehicle but was unsuccessful.

He then allegedly punched the driver before running off.

The 18-year-old was later charged with attempted robbery and assault.