Arrest after taxi driver hijacked at knifepoint and forced to drive across border
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Arrest after taxi driver hijacked at knifepoint and forced to drive across border

A MAN has been arrested by gardaí after a knifepoint robbery in Derry, after which a taxi driver was forced to drive across the border to Donegal.

The robbery happened at a shop in the Culmore Road area of Derry at around 7.30pm on Saturday, according to Derry Now.

After fleeing the scene, the robber pulled the knife on a taxi driver, who was forced to drive the man across the border.

After PSNI contact An Garda Síochána, the car was located in Muff, Co. Donegal, with a sum of money inside it.

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Gardaí arrested the suspect while the taxi driver sustained a head wound that required eight staples

PSNI Sergeant detective Brian Reid said: “I would like to thank all of those witnesses who were able to provide information that allowed police services on both sides of the border to liaise quickly and effectively to bring about this arrest.”