17 Yr Girl On 3 Taxi Assault Charges


A 17 year old girl has been accused of  causing 3 serious attacks on Wellington Combined taxi drivers.

She faces charges including aggravated robbery, robbery and theft and has appeared in the Wellington District Court.

Detective Constable Craig Whitley of Wellington CIB says it’s alleged she was involved in two serious incidents on the same day.

“The first is alleged to have occurred around 2-45pm when she took a taxi from Karori to Wainuiomata. Once the taxi arrived at her destination she fled with a sum of money.”

“Later that same day, around 8-30pm, it’s alleged the offender caught a taxi from Lambton Quay to Karori and assaulted the taxi driver with a blunt instrument, before fleeing with the taxi driver’s purse.”

Detective Constable Whitley says luckily the taxi driver didn’t suffer any injuries, however the third alleged incident was more serious.

Then, the offender is alleged to have caught a taxi in Karori and after the taxi driver had driven her a short distance, she assaulted the driver using a knife as a weapon.

“She has then allegedly used the weapon to strike the taxi driver in the side of the head and in the ensuing struggle bit his finger, which required surgery.”





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