Indian cabbie escapes robbery bid in AustraliaJune 20th, 2010 - 9:52 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, June 20 (IANS) An Indian taxi driver escaped unhurt after being threatened with a knife by two passengers in Australia Sunday.
According to police, two men tried to rob the Silver Service cabbie with a knife after being driven from the Treasury Casino to Granard Road at Rocklea in south Brisbane.
Both the men, of Islander appearance, caught the cab from the city just before 6 a.m. Sunday. When they reached Granard Road, they allegedly pulled out a knife and demanded cash, the police said.
The Indian cab driver refused and the men fled empty-handed without paying their fare, couriermail.com.au reported.
Police are examining “good quality” security camera footage from the cab, and CCTV images from Granard Road, the report said.
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