The taxi rank at Michael Murphy's in Newbridge
Taxi drivers are calling for CCTV at Newbridge ranks in the wake of a second vicious attack in four months.
A taxi driver was held up at knife point last week, just three months after another driver was hit with a bar in a robbery on Station Road.
Speaking after the incident, Ade, who did not want to give his full name, said he was horrified when his passenger pulled a knife on him at the Highfield Estate.
“I was shocked. It’s never happened to me before,” he said.
The culprit stole his iPhone and €75 — and escaped on foot.
Gardaí say the phone was later recovered at a store on Georges Street and inquiries are ongoing.