Oxford St passengers rob and bash cabbie
Police are looking for three young men and one woman who were allegedly involved in an assault and robbery of a taxi driver after they were picked up from Oxford Street over the weekend.
Police have this week released images of four people they said may be able to assist with inquiries into the incident in the early hours of Saturday, October 20 after a 27-year-old taxi driver picked up three males and one female from Oxford Street, Surry Hills at about 2am.
As the taxi made its way to Sydney’s south, one of the passengers directed the driver to stop the taxi at the intersection of Bestic Street and General Holmes Drive at Kyeemagh.
All passengers then left the cab and as the driver walked after them asking for the fare, he was allegedly assaulted and had his mobile phone and a sum of money stolen.
The victim then returned to his taxi to radio for help.
Police would now like to speak to four young people, all believed to be in their early 20s, captured on CCTV footage.
The first male has been described as Caucasian, with short blonde hair, 170cm tall, and with a slim build. He was wearing feathers on his head and body.
The second male was described as male, Caucasian, 165cm tall, and wearing a black suit.
The third male has been described as being of Asian appearance, 155cm tall, with short black hair.
The female is described as Caucasian, 160cm tall, and was wearing a white dress with a ring around her head.
Detectives from St George Local Area Command are leading the investigation into the incident.
Anyone with information should contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 00 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page at https://www1.police.nsw.gov.au/. Information provided will be treated in the strictest of confidence.