Sun, 07 Jun 2020

CENTRAL WEST, NSW, Australia - One of three teenagers who turned on a 74-year old taxi driver in the Central West, beating and robbing him, appeared in a local court on Friday.

The trio hailed a cab shortly after midnight on Wednesday of last week outside a store on Bathurst Road, Orange.

After picking up the teenagers, and as the taxi approached South Terrace, one of them, aged nineteen, produced a screw driver and threatened to stab the elderly driver. Police were told a second youth, aged 18 then put the seventy four-year old taxi driver in a headlock, while the third teenager, aged sixteen, gathered up items belonging to the taxi driver and stole them, before fleeing the scene with the other 2 teenagers.

Officers attached to Central West Police District have been investigating the matter. Earlier this week on Tuesday the eighteen-year old youth was arrested and charged.

The 19-year old was arrested on Thursday after trying to flee police. He was chased before being caught, after which he was taken to Orange Police Station. It was he who appeared before the court on Friday.

(File photo).

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