Footage shows the moment before a taxi driver was threatened with a knife by a woman who would later hit the man with his own cab and leave him deserted on the street.

New South Wales, Australia police are appealing for public assistance after he was assaulted and hit by his own cab at Wollongong on September 18.

The 56-year-old taxi driver picked up the woman just after 3 am at the intersection of Crown St and Gladstone Ave and directed him to take her to a nearby street.

CCTV footage taken from both the street and the cab show the woman getting into the car.

A picture of the woman who assaulted and ran over a taxi driver.
According to police, the taxi driver picked up the woman at the intersection of Crown St and Gladstone Ave.
NSW Police

The woman sat in the back seat with no seatbelt on as she directed the driver where to go.

A few minutes into the journey, police say the woman threatened the driver with a knife and stole the car off him.

She then drove at, and hit, the 56-year-old, leaving him alone on the street.

A picture of the woman who assaulted and ran over a taxi driver.
A few minutes into the drive, police say the woman threatened the driver with a knife and stole the car from him, running him over in the process.
NSW Police

The woman crashed the taxi into a fence of a nearby property. The taxi was later found abandoned on Euroka St.

The driver was taken to Wollongong Hospital with back, foot, and hand injuries.

Detectives have now released CCTV footage of a woman they say will be able to assist with the investigation.

A picture of the woman who assaulted and ran over a taxi driver.
The woman was last seen wearing a black puffer jacket, and dark pants and was carrying a black backpack.
NSW Police

She is described as caucasian, aged between 20 and 30, with a slim build and blonde hair.

The woman was wearing a black puffer jacket, and dark pants and was carrying a black backpack at the time of the incident.

Police are appealing for anyone who may have information or dashcam footage in the surrounding streets from around 3 a.m. on September 18 to come forward.



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