Pierra Willix, 17 September 2015

Police are seeking witnesses to an assault on a Perth taxi driver in the early hours of Tuesday morning.

At around 2.20am, the taxi driver was fuelling up at a service station on Great Eastern Highway when he was approached by a man who demanded cash.

When he refused, the man became verbally abusive, punched the driver in the head stole a mobile phone from inside the cab.

Police said a female approached the driver’s side window and “joined the assault”.

When another car pulled into the service station, the pair fled on foot along Acton Avenue.

The taxi driver, a 27-year-old man from Maylands, received minor injuries to his face and body.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 FREE.

Extracted in full from WA Today.

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