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Coalisland, IE — Three car highjackers violently attacked a taxi driver during his shift last Sunday.

According to reports, three men allegedly jumped into the vehicle on Platers Hill just before 3:30am. During the ride, the suspects told the taxi driver to change the destination. However, when the cabbie refused, they allegedly choked and hit him on the head.

Detective Sergeant Robinson said the driver managed to get out of the car.

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“The suspects then drove off in the car – a silver-colored Skoda Octavia, which was later found abandoned on the Gortgonis Road,” he said.

Furthermore, authorities describe one as wearing a blacktop. Another is smaller in build with a goatee beard.

PSNI say the taxi driver suffered a traumatic ordeal and is currently undergoing treatment.

“I am appealing to anyone with information to contact detectives on 101 quoting reference number 275 of 08/12/19.”

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