Driver assaulted and taxi stolen in Redbank Plains

A MAN is assisting police with their inquiries after a taxi driver was assaulted and then his vehicle stolen at Redbank Plains on Sunday.

Police will allege that at 1.15pm, the driver picked up a fare at a shopping centre at Redbank Plaza.

He was directed to drive to Willow Road where he was punched in the face and his taxi stolen.

It is believed a man and the vehicle were located in Brisbane a short time later.

A 56-year-old man was transported to the Ipswich General Hospital with facial injuries.

Investigations are continuing.

Anyone with information which could assist with this matter should contact Crime Stoppers anonymously via 1800 333 000 or crimestoppers.com.au 24hrs a day.
 



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