A 68-year-old taxi driver was stabbed in the chest and robbed of about 35,000 yen on Tuesday night in Nikko City, Tochigi Prefecture, police said Wednesday.
Police said that a male passenger got in the taxi outside JR Utsunomiya station just after 6.30 p.m. and asked the driver to go to Nikko City. He told the driver to stop the car in the mountains of Kuriyama. The passenger then stabbed the driver and took about 35,000 yen from his money kit. He told the driver to let him drive, and drove the taxi back to Utsunomiya City, getting out of the car near JR Utsunomiya station.
The driver returned to his company’s office where his manager called police at about 9.40 p.m. The driver was taken to hospital but his injuries were not life threatening. Police said they are looking for a man about 30 years old, around 170 cm tall and who was wearing a black long-sleeve T-shirt.© Wire reports