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IrelandTaxi driver taken to hospital following assault and robbery in Tallaght

14:10  03 july  2019
14:10  03 july  2019 Source:   dublinlive.ie

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Three people were taken into custody after a cab driver was assaulted and robbed around 3 a.m. on Jan. 4, 2019, according to Saskatoon police. The driver , a 55-year-old man, was taken to hospital with injuries that were serious, but not considered life threatening.

© Catalyst Garda stock photo A Dublin taxi driver was left injured and terrified on Wednesday after a robbery and attempted car-jacking. The shocking incident unfolded last night at around 9pm when two young males entered the driver 's vehicle in the Brookview Drive area of Tallaght . Armed with a knife

Taxi driver taken to hospital following assault and robbery in Tallaght © Google Maps The attack is alleged to have taken place at Cloonmore Green in Jobstown last night

A taxi driver was rushed to hospital following a sickening assault in Tallaght last night.

The cabbie was allegedly attacked by three men after he picked them up in Saggart and brought them to Cloonmore Green in Jobstown at around 10:30pm yesterday evening.

It is understood the thugs stole two phones and a sum of cash from the driver and also damaged his car.

The taxi driver was taken to Tallaght Hospital with serious but non-life threatening injuries.

A garda spokesman told Dublin Live they are investigating the incident.

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Physically separating drivers from their fares can help prevent driver assault and /or robbery . Separating drivers from passengers. Screens or partitions should be effective if they make it more difficult for robbers to carry out the type of threat most common with taxi robberies in an area.

He said: "Gardaí are investigating a suspected robbery from a male taxi driver in his early 30s that occurred at Cloonmore Green, Tallaght at approximately 10.30pm on 2nd July 2019.

"The taxi driver was allegedly struck by three male passengers who took a sum of cash and other items.

"There was also damage to the taxi driver's vehicle during the incident.

"The taxi driver was taken to Tallaght Hospital with non-life threatening injuries."

No arrests have been made and investigations into the incident are ongoing.

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Taxi driver choked and stamped on during vicious assault and robbery in Tallaght.
This is the latest in a string of attacks on taxi drivers in the capital

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