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Man Arrested - Robberies from Taxi Drivers in Cork City - October 2021

Issue Date: 17th October 2021

A man in his 30s has been arrested by Gardaí at Mayfield following a number of recently reported robberies from Taxi drivers in Cork City.

On the 6th of October, a sum of cash was taken after a male Taxi driver (60s) was threatened and robbed at knife point by a male passenger at Spring Lane, Blackpool. On the 12th of October a male Taxi driver (60s) was threated and robbed at knife point after picking up male passenger on Thomas Davis Street. A sum of cash and mobile phone was taken from the driver. In a third incident, a male Taxi driver (70s) was threatened at knife point after picking up a passenger in the Mayfield area on the 13th of October. No property was taken.

It’s understood that in each case none of the drivers were physically injured.

Following these incidents a man aged in his 30s was arrested by investigating Gardaí on Saturday 16th October, in Cork City. He is currently being detained for questioning at Mayfield Garda Station under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984.

Enquires are ongoing.