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Thessaloniki taxi driver beaten and robbed at knifepoint

Thessaloniki taxi driver beaten and robbed at knifepoint

A taxi driver in Thessaloniki, northern Greece, was beaten and robbed at knifepoint late Wednesday night by two individuals who posed as customers.

The 47-year-old told police he picked up a man and a woman from the district of Menemeni, who asked him to take them to Diavata. When they arrived at their destination the male passenger pulled out a knife and forced him to stop the car, beat him up and made off with 500 euros.

The man went to the Ippokrateio Hospital to receive teratment for his head and body injuries.