1 Apr 2011

Baseball cap may be clue in taxi attack

7:45 pm on 1 April 2011

Wellington police hope a baseball cap will help identify who stabbed a taxi driver.

The 60-year-old driver was stabbed in the chest and abdomen - but not seriously injured - by a passenger he picked up in Kilbirnie last weekend.

Police say the man left a New-Era-style blue baseball cap in the taxi.

The offender is described as a short Maori or Pacific Islander, aged in his 20s and of thin build. He was wearing a blue or black jacket , white shoes and dark trousers - possibly jeans.