Thugs bash taxi driver in Tweed Heads

A TAXI driver was punched in the face and robbed by two young men in Tweed Heads yesterday.

The 27-year-old Queensland cabbie was robbed of cash and a mobile phone in the 2.30am attack.

He told police he had picked up two men at Elkhorn Avenue in Surfers Paradise and drove them to Compass Way when they suddenly turned on him.

Police said the taxi driver received only minor injuries after being punched in the face twice and robbed of a small amount of cash and his mobile phone.

The offenders dropped the mobile phone on the ground as they were exiting the cab and it was later found by police.

Detectives were yesterday conducting investigations into the incident and released a description of the two men involved.

The man riding in the front seat is described as Caucasian, between 19 and 22 years of age, 180cm tall and has a solid, muscular build.

He has short dark hair and was wearing a green T-shirt, long pants and shoes.

The backseat passenger is described as being of the same age, Caucasian in appearance and about 170cm tall with a medium build.

He also was wearing a T-shirt and long pants.

Police say they will release images of the men taken from the taxi's security cameras later today.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Tweed Heads Police on (07) 5536 0999 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.



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