At around 7:45pm on Saturday 3 October 2020 a man approached a taxi driver parked in his vehicle outside of a venue on Wright Street, Cloverdale.


The man has entered the taxi and requested to be driven to the train station at a reduced rate. The taxi driver refused his request and the man became verbally abusive before getting out of the taxi and kicking the front door causing a dent.


The taxi driver attempted to obtain the man’s details. The man punched the taxi driver in the head, causing him to fall to the ground.


Police have released a CCTV image of a man who they believe may be able to assist them with their investigation.


The man is described as: dark skinned, average build, with short hair and a rats tail. He wore ripped blue jeans, dark Fila T-shirt with white logo and a dark baseball cap.


If you have any information about the identity of this man or details of this offence please contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or report online at You can remain anonymous if you wish and rewards are available once charges are laid.   Please quote Reference Number 9897

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