Man charged after reported robberies from taxi drivers in Cork City

Gardaí said that a man in his 30s was charged and is due to appear in court on Monday morning. 
Man charged after reported robberies from taxi drivers in Cork City

A statement revealed that on three dates in October, a number of robberies occurred. File picture: iStock

A man arrested after a number of reported robberies from taxi drivers in Cork City has been charged.

Gardaí said that a man in his 30s was arrested in the city on Saturday.

A statement revealed that on three dates in October, a number of robberies occurred.

On October 6, a sum of cash was taken after a taxi driver in his 60s was threatened and robbed at knifepoint by a male passenger at Spring Lane, Blackpool.

Another taxi driver in his 60s was threatened and robbed at knifepoint after picking up a male passenger on Thomas Davis Street on October 12.

In the third incident, a taxi driver in his 70s was threatened at knifepoint after picking up a passenger in the Mayfield area on October 13.

It is understood that in each case none of the drivers were physically injured.

Gardaí said on Sunday evening that the man has been charged in relation to the robberies and is due to appear before Cork District Court tomorrow morning at 10.30am. 

Investigations are ongoing. 

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