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.
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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.