Uber driver robbed of ‘lunch money’ in Parap, police seeking public’s help

by | Oct 28, 2020 | Cops | 0 comments

An Uber driver was allegedly robbed Tuesday night in Parap by a man who put his arms around the driver and claimed he had a knife, NT Police say.

NT Police Watch Commander Len Turner said that around 8:30pm, the Uber driver was sitting in his vehicle when a Caucasian male entered his car asking for help because someone was chasing him and asked to be taken to the police station.

The driver said he drove the man to the Parap police office, Mr Turner said.

While approaching Chief Minister Michael Gunner’s office near the police station, the male put his arms around the driver and said that he had a knife and demanded money, Cmdr Turner told ABC Radio Darwin Wednesday morning.

It was not revealed if the driver was injured.

“The man was given a small amount of cash, and then he fled on foot,” he said.

Cmdr Turner said the driver’s money was probably his “lunch money” but did not offer an amount stolen.

“What we’re asking is, we’ve reviewed our CCTV, and we’ve noticed that there were a number of vehicles that went past that area at that time. We’re just hoping that if someone saw something just to come forward [and] ring Crimestoppers.”

Mr Turner said the man is Caucasian in appearance and is approximately 35 years old with short dark hair. He was wearing a black t shirt with non-descript writing on the front and black or dark-coloured shorts.

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