A 62-year-old taxi driver was attacked by two men near Minami Ibaraki station in Osaka early Friday, police said. The driver suffered minor facial injuries after one of the men cut him with a knife. The suspects, who were in their 20s, took 10,000 yen from the driver before fleeing.
According to police, the two men approached the parked taxi, pretending to be customers. One of them punched the driver, while the other slashed him with a knife. After grabbing the money, they took off on a minibike.
Police believe the robbery is not related to other recent assault cases against taxi drivers in Osaka because the method employed was different.© Japan Today