Girl, 13, accused of trying to rob Cairns taxi driver
BREAKING NEWS: Cairns police have charged a 13-year-girl with attempted armed robbery after a taxi driver was allegedly threatened with a screwdriver by a group of youths that demanded money from him.
The incident is alleged to have happened at a Robert Rd address at Bentley Park on Sunday about 11.50pm.
A police spokesman said the taxi driver had picked up a fare involving a group of youths and one of the group has produced what appeared to be a screwdriver and demanded money.
The driver refused and the group left the taxi without any physical harm coming to the driver.
A 13-year-old Mooroobool girl has been charged with one count of attempted armed robbery and will be dealt with under the provisions of the Youth Justices Act.
Investigations are counting.
Anyone with information which could assist with this matter should contact Crime Stoppers anonymously via 1800 333 000 or CrimeStoppers.com.au, 24 hours a day.
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