Taxi driver 'bound and robbed' during alleged attack

UPDATE: A MAN charged after a taxi driver was allegedly bound and robbed in Bundamba overnight will spend another night in jail.

Norman Glen Matthew Cobbo, 34, did not make a bail application in Ipswich Magistrates Court this morning and was remanded in custody.


The Kallangur man was charged with armed robbery, fraud and contravene direction.

The matter will next be mentioned on February 15.

INITIAL: Ipswich police have charged a man after a taxi driver was allegedly bound and robbed in Bundamba overnight.

It will be alleged at midnight a man caught a taxi on Ipswich Rd at Annerley and was transported to River Rd in Bundamba.

Once the taxi reached the location the man allegedly produced a knife and demanded the 42-year-old male driver stop the vehicle.

The man then tied the driver's hands together behind his seat before taking a sum of money and fleeing the scene on foot.

 

Ipswich uniformed police, detectives and the dog squad commenced a search of the area after arriving at the scene to find the driver with his hands still bound.

A man was located in the yard of a nearby residence and taken into custody without further incident.

A 34-year-old Kallangur man has been charged with armed robbery, fraud, contravene direction and will appear in Ipswich Magistrates Court this morning.

The victim was not physically injured as a result of the incident.



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