Police said Tuesday they are looking for a man who robbed a taxi driver and then stole the cab in Nagayama Ryugasaki, Ibaraki Prefecture, early Monday morning.
According to police, the man got into the taxi in Tokyo's Suginami Ward and asked the driver to take him to Ibaraki Prefecture, which was a fare of about 30,000 yen, TV Asahi reported. At about 4:20 a.m., the man threatened the 46-year-old driver with a knife. He stole 70,000 yen and the driver's cell phone, then forced the driver out of the cab and drove off. The driver suffered wounds to his fingers, police said.
According to a description released by police, the man was in his 40s, about 170 cms tall, had white hair and was wearing a gray jacket.© Japan Today