27 Jun 2022

CCTV call after Newbridge knife attack on taxi driver

Taxi-driver robbed at knife point in estate

CCTV call after Newbridge knife attack on taxi driver

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.

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