Woman, 17, allegedly robbed taxi with scissors

POLICE have charged a 17-year-old following an armed robbery that occurred in Woree yesterday.

Around 1.40pm, a taxi driver was driving a woman from Cairns to an address in Woree when it will be alleged that the woman produced a pair of scissors on Mario Street.

It will further be alleged that the woman then stole a quantity of cash befor efleeding the taxi.

A member of the public detained the woman until police arrived and took her into custody.

The male taxi driver suffered minor injuries as a result of the robbery.

A 17-year-old Edmonton woman has been charged with one count of armed robbery and willful damage.

She is due to appear in the Cairns Magistrates Court on March 22.



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