Dundalk taxi driver threatened at knifepoint during cross border fare

December 5, 2016

Gardai are appealing for witnesses after a Dundalk taxi driver was subjected to a terrifying ordeal by two passengers he picked up in the early hours of last Tuesday morning.

The 44 year old cabbie picked up two men from Park Street in Dundalk following a call to the taxi office in the town. The pair initially asked the driver to go to Cox’s Demesne before instructing him to travel the 20 kilometres across the border to Cullyhanna.

They paid up front for the journey but when the taxi reached the Armagh Road, the men produced a knife and a screwdriver and threatened that the driver would be sexually assaulted when he arrived in south Armagh.

The taxi driver stopped in the middle of the road in an attempt to draw attention to the situation and it is understood a passing car slowed down at the scene before driving off.

Thankfully the taxi driver was left unharmed when the men stole a small amount of cash from him before fleeing the scene.

Gardai have asked for any witnesses to the incident or anyone with information to contact them on 042 9388400.