A Melbourne taxi driver who was robbed at knife-point has chased down his attackers and knocked them off their getaway scooter.
Police allege the taxi was lured to a dead-end court in an industrial zone of Dandenong South just before 3.30am today.
Suddenly a man and woman approached the taxi, wielding a knife and demanding the driver’s phone and cash.
The offenders fled on a scooter, but were quickly followed by the cabbie, who managed to knock the getaway vehicle onto the nature strip on Hammond Road.
Emergency services arrived on scene shortly after, taking the 33-year-old male offender to Dandenong Hospital with a shoulder injury.
He remains under police guard, and is yet to be charged.
Investigators continue to search for his female accomplice, who is described as being Caucasian in appearance, about 160 centimetres tall with blonde or light brown hair.
Detective Senior Sargent Tony Lavars told 9News that “brazen” attacks such as the one this morning can leave people with severe “emotional trauma”.
13CABS has issued a statement in wake of the incident.
13CABS treats the safety of our drivers as an utmost priority.
We are shocked and saddened to hear about the incident overnight and will be getting in touch with the driver involved to ensure they are getting all the support they need.
Naturally we will also assist police in their investigation should they require it.